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Mud Mountain Dam - River Trail

Mount Rainier Area > Chinook Pass - Hwy 410
47.1447, -121.9332 Map & Directions
Length
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
150 feet
Highest Point
1300 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Moderate
Hike through the trees and along White River on the Mud Mountain Dam – River Trail. Photo by ejain. Full-size image
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
  • Rivers

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

Located on the White River near Mount Rainier, the Mud Mountain Dam is both a flood control dam operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a recreation facility. At about 3.5 miles from the trailhead, Scatter Creek makes the trail impassable. Continue reading

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Hiking Mud Mountain Dam - River Trail

Located on the White River near Mount Rainier, the Mud Mountain Dam is both a flood control dam operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a recreation facility.

Start at the Mud Mountain Dam trailhead and head out on the Rim Trail. In about 2 miles, you will reach the River Trail. This trail will take you through the forest to open mudflats on the banks of the White River. Along the way, find lovely views and look for local wildlife. In the spring, look for wildflowers like trillium, slamonberry, bleedingheart and more. At about 3.5 miles from the trailhead, Scatter Creek makes the trail impassable.

Hike Description Written by
Claudia Lopez, WTA Community

Mud Mountain Dam - River Trail

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.1447, -121.9332 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From I-5 S, take exit 142A to get onto Hwy 18 E. In about 4.5 miles, take the exit for Hwy 164 E toward Auburn Wy/Enumclaw. Continue on Hwy 164 E for about 15 miles through Enumclaw, then take a left onto Roosevelt Ave/Hwy 410 E. Stay on Hwy 410 E for approximately 6 miles, then make a right onto Mud Mountain Road. After around 2.5 miles, you will reach Mud Mountain Dam.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Mount Rainier Area > Chinook Pass - Hwy 410

River Trail (#)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Guidebooks & Maps

60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Seattle

2nd Ed. (Weber and Stevens - Menasha Ridge Press)

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