Crystal Lakes Trail

Mount Rainier National Park
Located 29.4 miles from Roslyn, Washington (WA)
4 Stars
7,081 Steps 1  (3.1 mi)


The Crystal Lakes Trail has a maximum elevation of 5,843 ft (1,781 m), a minimum elevation of 3,599 ft (1,097 m), and an elevation range of 2,244 ft (684 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
7,0813.1 mi3,599 ft5,843 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
2.1 hrs186.82,241 ft0 ft
[ B to A ]
1.4 hrs0.00 ft2,241 ft

What is the length of the Crystal Lakes Trail?

The length of the trail is 3.1 mi (5.0 km) or 7,081 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Crystal Lakes Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 2.1 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 1.4 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


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

Topo Maps

Download the free Crystal Lakes Trail topo map 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. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

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

Is there a Crystal Lakes trail map?

Yes, and it's free! The Crystal Lakes Trail is located on the White River Park topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.



  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 gain divided by twelve, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.