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Mt Rainier National Park
||Head out Hwy 410 towards Chinook Pass, turn right on FS 73,
at Y in road stay left, continue for a while cross over Huckleberry Creek
and continue around the mountain, as you cross Eleanor Creek there is a
pullout on the right park here, the trail is on the left
||500 ft elevation gain
||4 miles round trip
||9 out of 10
||Good, take a raft the lake is big enough
||Cool forest hike, big trees, and Mt Rainier
||Printable Topo Map
Eleanor Lake is a neat place. I did not see anyone else on the trail
this day. There is camping at the lake by permit, no fires here though.
The trail meanders through the forest along Eleanor Creek for the
entire 2 miles. The forest is wide open so you may see some of the deer in
There is a small island of sorts on the back side of the lake, a good
place to fish.
I have been up here a few times and bushwhacked up the peak southwest
of the lake, and took a couple of pictures looking back down on Lake
Eleanor and the small, shallow pond adjacent.
Fishing-nothing like a good alpine lake, there are some nice fish here.
To this day we practice catch and release here because it is so easy to
get to this lake.
Do it again? Yes
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