Emmons Moraine Trail
Mount Rainier National Park

Located 24.5 miles from Buckley, Washington

4 Stars
2,136 Steps 1  (1.0 mi)

The Emmons Moraine Trail has a maximum elevation of 5,299 ft (1,615 m), a minimum elevation of 4,783 ft (1,458 m), and an elevation gain of 4,101 ft (1,250 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.

Calories

The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Emmons Moraine Trail while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.

Metrics

[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
2,1361.0 mi4,783 ft5,299 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
25 min0.14,101 ft509 ft
[ B to A ]
TimeFloorsGainLoss
23 min0.0509 ft4,101 ft

What is the length of the Emmons Moraine Trail?

The length of the Emmons Moraine Trail is 1.0 mi (1.6 km) or 2,136 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Emmons Moraine Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the Emmons Moraine Trail in 25 min in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 23 min in the [ B to A ] direction.

Emmons Moraine Trail Topo Maps

Download free Emmons Moraine Trail topo maps and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Mount Rainier National Park topographic maps.

Adjoining 7.5 Minute Quadrangle Legend

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  1. Northwest Topo Map: Bearhead Mountain, WA
  2. North Topo Map: Clear West Peak, WA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Sun Top, WA
  4. West Topo Map: Mowich Lake, WA
  5. Topo Map: Sunrise, WA
  6. East Topo Map: White River Park, WA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Mount Rainier West, WA
  8. South Topo Map: Mount Rainier East, WA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Chinook Pass, WA

Is there a Emmons Moraine Trail map?

Yes, and it's free! The Emmons Moraine Trail is located on the Sunrise topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.

Local Weather Forecast

Check the weather forecast; this weather forecast covers the Emmons Moraine Trail in Mount Rainier National Park, provided by the National Weather Service. (weather.gov)

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Footnotes

  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the sum of distance on the trail where angles to the horizontal is between 30 and 50 degrees (the angle of a stairway) divided by ten, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain is the cumulative elevation gain.
  8. Loss is the cumulative elevation loss.

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