Mildred Point Hike - Moderately Strenuous

Mildred Point is a moderately strenuous hike that traverses a forested ridge, climbs to alpine meadows and ends at a 6000' viewpoint with a spectacular view of the west side of Mt. Rainier.  This lesser-known, high-country dessert trial is a lot of "up" but the trail rewards you with panoramic glacier views interspersed with waterfalls as well as quiet forested terrain.

• Roundtrip - 11.0 miles

• Elevation Gain - 3135 ft

• Highest Point - 5935 ft

• Difficulty - Moderately Strenuous

• Hiking Speed - Moderate

• Pass: National Parks Pass or $15 fee at the park entrance

• Dog Friendly:  No - it is within Mt Rainier National Forest where dogs are not allowed.

• Danene's Cell Phone - (253)[masked]

Bring a daypack with extra food, water, and of course the rest of the ten essentials including bug spray, sunscreen/hat, and clothing layers.  This is a long dry hike so bring plenty of water.  Please bring $10 for drivers to help with gas as well as money for park entrance fee if needed.

This is a weather permitting hike.  Since this hike is all about the views, if rain or heavy clouds are forecasted, this hike will be cancelled.

 

Disclaimer: Trailside is not a professional guide service. Our leaders function, as facilitators only, to enhance your outdoor experience. Reports of trail and weather conditions are based on best available information, are subject to change, and are no guarantee of fitness for any particular purpose or appropriate for a certain fitness level. You may join us on this hike at your own risk. Keep in mind that hiking involves risks and weather changes quickly in the mountains. You are responsible for your own safety and the more prepared you are, the better the chance you will remain safe. Signing up for any Trailside organized event indicates that you have read, understand, and agree to the terms of this disclaimer and hold harmless all Trailside Organizers and Leaders in the event of injury or loss.

 

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  • Lena

    What a beautiful trail! Thank you everybody and especially Danene!

    September 9, 2013

  • Danene

    GREAT group of people to hike with. Had an amazing day on a diverse trail with great views (except for Mt Rainier...she was determined to stay hidden). Saw a mountain goat, grouse, pica, and a marmot. Excellent day!!!!

    September 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great time, thanks happened to meet with you all

    September 9, 2013

  • Troy D.

    Alittle cloudy when we got to mildred pointe .. but what a day ... Excellent choice of hikes ...

    September 8, 2013

  • Lenna

    I was a bit late. There is nobody by the deli section

    September 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Chilling out @ FM........ we are still on right. Weather and all

    September 8, 2013

  • Lena

    Danene, Kathy and I are coming to TH

    September 8, 2013

  • Kathy G.

    Lena, I would rather carpool to TH. I have a pass. Where would you like to meet in Olympia? We should leave Olympia about 7:30.

    September 8, 2013

    • Kathy G.

      Ok, see you at Top Foods on Cooper Pt at 7:30. I have a silver Civic.

      September 8, 2013

    • Lena

      ok, i am silver toyota

      September 8, 2013

  • Kathy G.

    H Lena, Yes I would be interested in carpooling from Olympia. Sorry it's so late in getting back to you.

    September 7, 2013

    • Lena

      Do you want o carpool to TH or to Puyallup

      September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tomorrow we are on -

    September 7, 2013

  • Lena

    Do we start from Comet Falls TH?

    September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can drive, if someone has pass to use

    September 4, 2013

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