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Palisades Trail #1198

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6.4

Miles

10.3

KM

Point to Point

5,018' 1,530 m

High

2,294' 699 m

Low

2,787' 849 m

Up

93' 28 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

41%

Max Grade (22°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

The road to access the trailhead at the top is seasonally open to vehicle traffic. Check the current status from the USFS by clicking here. A Northwest Forest Pass is required for vehicles.

Description

About 16 miles round trip loop.

Pull out parking on the East (LEFT as you go uphill) side of Hwy 410 about 28.1 miles outside of Enumclaw, across the street and a little uphill of the Skookum Falls viewpoint.

The trail starts on White River Trail (#1199) for about .4 miles, then steep--as in stairs--uphill on Palisades Trail (#1198) for about 2.5 miles and 2500 ft. Then beautiful views of Mt. Rainier and White River Valley as you ascend slightly along the the Palisades themselves about 6 miles, then descend via Ranger Creek Trail (#1197) back to the valley floor and return to your car about 3.5 miles via the White River Trail again, or on the side of the highway.

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  4.4 from 9 votes

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#285

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Back at the first viewpoint
Sep 29, 2016 near Buckley, WA
Looking east from the Palisades Trail #1198.
Jul 28, 2017 near Buckley, WA
Upper Skookum Falls, from the Snoquera Palisades
Dec 13, 2018 near Greenwater, WA
The peak east of Crystal Peak
Dec 13, 2018 near Greenwater, WA

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Jul 12, 2020
Ken Powers
14mi — 6h 30m
Sep 1, 2019
Esther Phung
Aug 11, 2019
Michael Groome
hard to start. once it levels out your are 5 mins from the start of beautiful views
Jun 2, 2019
Al G
Aug 4, 2018
Joe Stein
13mi
Jun 19, 2018
Erin Blaine
Jan 23, 2018
Kevin L. Young
Went with Sandy Wiley. We only went in 3 miles (6 mile hike), but climbed 1760 feet to the second overlook!