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Washington Backcountry Trails

Sign at Lake Eleanor


Lake Eleanor

Lake Eleanor

Definition of terms below

Mt Rainier National Park

Directions: 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
Elevation +/- 500 ft elevation gain
Distance: 4 miles round trip
Rating: 9 out of 10
Fishing: Good, take a raft the lake is big enough
Scenery: Cool forest hike, big trees, and Mt Rainier
Map: 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 the area.  

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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