Lake Eleanor Trail
Mount Rainier National Park

Located 20.8 miles from Buckley, Washington

4 Stars
7,320 Steps 1  (3.3 mi)

The Lake Eleanor Trail has a maximum elevation of 5,673 ft (1,729 m), a minimum elevation of 4,875 ft (1,486 m), and an elevation gain of 5,791 ft (1,765 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Lake Eleanor 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.


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
7,3203.3 mi4,875 ft5,673 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
1.4 hrs0.55,791 ft9,943 ft
[ B to A ]
1.6 hrs0.69,943 ft5,791 ft

What is the length of the Lake Eleanor Trail?

The length of the Lake Eleanor Trail is 3.3 mi (5.3 km) or 7,320 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Lake Eleanor Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the Lake Eleanor Trail in 1.4 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 1.6 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.

Lake Eleanor Trail Topo Maps

Download free Lake Eleanor 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

  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 Lake Eleanor Trail map?

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

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  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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