Trails for everyone, forever

Home Go Hiking Hiking Guide Mud Mountain Dam – Vista Trail

Mud Mountain Dam – Vista Trail

Mount Rainier Area


Mount Rainier Area -- Chinook Pass - Hwy 410
View map below


0.6 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 260 ft.
Highest Point: 1300 ft.


0.00 out of 5

(0 votes) Log in to rate

Parking Pass/Entry Fee


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.

The Vista Trail is short but steep. Start at the upper observation where you will find views of the White River basin and Mud Mountain Dam. After taking in the sights, hike down the steep switchbacks to the lower observation deck where you can get a closer view the dam and its operational areas. For longer hikes, check out the Mud Mountain Dam – Rim Trail and River Trail.


Mud Mountain Dam – Vista Trail

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.1432, -121.9331 Open map in new window


Mount Rainier Area -- Chinook Pass - Hwy 410

Vista Trail (#)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

See weather forecast

Guidebooks & Maps

60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Seattle

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

Buy the Green Trails Enumclaw No. 237 map

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.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee


You can improve or add to this guidebook entry

Mud Mountain Dam – Vista Trail

2 Trip Reports

Hiked here recently?

Submit a trip report!
Trip Reports