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Corral Pass Snowshoe

Mount Rainier Area

Location

Mount Rainier Area -- Chinook Pass - Hwy 410
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Length

11.5 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 2800 ft.
Highest Point: 5700 ft.

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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This snowshoe is a great option for hikers ready to challenge themselves. Fortunately, the rewards for your effort are great--climbing nearly 3000 feet affords the adventurous hiker with views of Mount Rainier and the Norse Peak Wilderness.

Fortunately, all that elevation gain is spread out over a manageable grade. Start out hiking a Forest Service road through a close forest of Castle Mountain until you arrive at a gate. Continue past the gate and stay on the road. Nearly four miles in, the forest thins and hikers can begin to see views to the north. Once you round the ridge, enjoy views of Deep Creek Valley and Dalles Ridge. From here the views continue to expand and improve, as the trail winds below Castle Mountain.

Make your final push over a small ridge and through a grove of old-growth firs. The pass awaits you just ahead, with the campground marked by a large clearing in the snow. While you rest here, enjoy views into Greenwater River Valley, as well as Castle Mountain and Fife's Peak. Once you've had your fill of views, return the way you came.

 

Corral Pass Snowshoe

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 46.9995, -121.5284 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Mount Rainier Area -- Chinook Pass - Hwy 410

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District

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Guidebooks & Maps

Green Trails Greenwater No. 238

Green Trails Lester No. 239

Getting There

From Enumclaw, follow SR 410 for 32 miles and turn left onto FR 7174. Park at the power substation, but do not block the gate!

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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Corral Pass Snowshoe

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