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Mesatchee Creek

Mount Rainier Area

Location

Mount Rainier Area -- Chinook Pass - Hwy 410
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Length

2.4 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 100 ft.
Highest Point: 3680 ft.

Rating

3.00 out of 5

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WTA worked here: 2019
 

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass
Road Closed 11.9.21: The highway to this trailhead is closed for the winter season. It will reopen in the spring when the snow can be cleared.
 
 

If you want both a walk in the sunshine and a walk through the trees, Mesatchee Creek is the place to go! With both forested and open sections, this short trail has a lot to offer. Keep your eyes out for some fascinating and massive ant hills hidden in the trees.

Keep your feet dry on the turnpikes and bridge made by WTA. This hike is a delight to the senses, with plenty to see and the babbling creek to listen to as you make your way to where the river comes over the trail at about 1.2 miles from the trailhead.

 

Mesatchee Creek

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 46.9064, -121.4209 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Mount Rainier Area -- Chinook Pass - Hwy 410

Mesatchee Creek (#969)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Naches Ranger District

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Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking Snoqualmie Region (Nelson and Bauer - Mountaineers Books)

Buy the Green Trails Bumping Lake No. 271 map

Getting There

From I-5 S, take exit 142 A toward Auburn to get onto WA-18 E. After about 4.5 miles, and exit onto WA-164 E towards Auburn Wy/Enumclaw. Continue on WA-164 E for approximately 15 miles to Enumclaw, then at the stoplight, take a left to get onto WA-410 E/Roosevelt Ave, following the sign for “Mt. Rainier/Crystal Mt./Yakima.” Stay on WA-410 for about 51 miles, and the road leading to the Mesatchee Trailhead will be on the right.

From Naches, take US-12 W for about 4.4 miles and continue straight to get onto WA-410 W. After around 40.3 miles, the road leading to the Mesatchee Trailhead will be on the left.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass
Road Closed 11.9.21: The highway to this trailhead is closed for the winter season. It will reopen in the spring when the snow can be cleared.
 

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