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Spray Park Trail

Parent Category: Hiking
Created: 06 September 2014
Location: Mount Rainier, Carbon River and Mowich Lake Area
Roundtrip of the trail: 7.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 1600 ft
Highest Point: 6400 ft
GPS Coordinates: 46°55'57.7"N 121°51'49.0"W

Photo from Mount Rainier, Carbon River and Mowich Lake Area, Spray ParkPictures below will take you on a virtual tour along the most beautiful alpine meadows. Enjoy scenic views and gorgeous nature!!!

Description:

Photo from Mount Rainier, Carbon River and Mowich Lake Area, Spray Park

Spray Park is one of the most beautiful areas of Mount Rainier. This trail is popular because of its’ well-known alpine meadows full of flowers. Avalanche lilies and other flowers make Spray Park a perfect background for the astounding and close views of Mount Rainier.

The trip to Spray Park starts from Mowich Lake at an elevation of 3700 feet. Experts recommend starting your trip early, because this trail can be really crowded and you won’t be able to enjoy the whole and complete beauty of the alpine meadows and flowers. Spray Park Trail is the trail of perfect combinations: beautiful flowers grow near cold and white snow...the Creator has made this place unique and unusually beautiful. Take a look at the pictures below and enjoy this magic combination of flowers and snow! So mesmerizing!

Photo from Mount Rainier, Carbon River and Mowich Lake Area, Spray Park

From Mowich Lake, in less than 0.1 mile, the trail comes to a junction with the Wonderland Trail. Be careful and don’t take the Wonderland Loop Trail. For the next 30 minutes the path takes you through old-growth forest.

After the first 30 minutes of the hike the trail starts climbing up, but climbing is not hard at all, especially with all the views you have. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a trail that will take you to majestic Spray Falls. A trip to Spray Falls is a must for anyone going to Spray Park.

Photo from Mount Rainier, Carbon River and Mowich Lake Area, Spray Park

It’s not a secret that Spray Falls attract lots of visitors, don’t expect to enjoy the beauty of the falls in the quietness.

After visiting Spray Falls continue taking the trail that goes steeply up. After about 2.5 miles from the trailhead, the path will go across Grand Creek and the forest will open onto the most beautiful meadows with breathtaking views of Mount Rainier and Hessong Rock.
When you’re back at Mowich Lake, make sure you spend some time there and refresh yourself after a nice hike at Spray Park.

Directions:

From Puyallup

Drive 13 miles east on State Route 410 to Buckley. Turn right onto SR 165 and continue through Carbonado. Just beyond the Carbon River Gorge bridge, turn right onto Mowich Lake Road. Follow the road to its end; the trailhead is at the far end of the Mowich Lake Campground.

These pictures were taken on August 07, 2014

In order to get the directions click on the link below:

Photo: Roman Khomlyak

Photo Editing: Alex Mandryko

Information: Marina Petrova

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