Wilderness: Tatoosh, WA

US Forest Service

Wilderness: Tatoosh

The 15,725 acre Tatoosh Wilderness shares a portion of Mount Rainier National Park's southern boundary. The long rugged Tatoosh Ridge runs north-south out of the park to cross the Wilderness near...[more]




The 8.6-mile Tatoosh Trail climbs steeply up Tatoosh Ridge but then  flattens out substantially for a long descent off the ridge top and down through subalpine meadows that contain wildflowers in summer months. There is a view of Mount Rainier to the north. Side trails will take you to Tatoosh Lakes and the site of the historic Tatoosh Lookout. Note: Camping, fires, and stock are not allowed beside the fragile wilderness lakes within the Tatoosh Lakes Basin.

Tatoosh Wilderness shares the southern boundary of Mt. Rainier National Park and is located just north of Packwood, WA and northwest of US-12.

Trails/Trailheads that access Tatoosh Wilderness

Other Trails within Tatoosh Wilderness

Topo Maps

Ohanapecoch Hot Springs, Tatoosh Lakes, Wahpenayo Peak. Download free U.S. Forest Service Topo maps.

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