Great hike by Mt Rainier. A wonderful hike in the fall. You will see many lakes. In order of the hike, this is what you will see: Sunrise Lake, Clover Lake, Dick Lake, Hidden Lake (a favorite of previous hikers - and it is hidden), Upper Palisades Lake and Lower Palisades Lake. There are also many unnamed lakes.
Driving Directions: From Enumclaw, drive east 43 miles on State Route 410 to the Mount Rainier National Park White River Entrance. Veer right onto the Sunrise Road and follow it 12 miles west to the parking lot inside the hairpin turn at Sunrise Point.
Trail stats: 7.5 miles roundtrip and 1800 foot gain.
Some things to bring:
10 essentials (See http://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html)
Mt. Rainier Pass required.
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