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A narrow and winding service road skirting the western side of Rainier National Park.


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8.8

Miles

14.2

KM

Doubletrack

4,106' 1,251 m

High

2,886' 880 m

Low

1,876' 572 m

Up

656' 200 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

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Trail conditions can be found at the park's Road Status page.

Please note that due to danger from rockfall, vehicles must park south of the barricade at Dry Creek. Bikers should travel through the area with caution and avoid lingering in the hazard zone.

Description

The beginning of Westside Road is just beyond the Nisqually Entrance in the southwest corner of the park. The first three miles of the road are open to motor vehicles as well as bicycles. There is a small parking area at the end of this three-mile section and many mountain bikers choose to leave their cars at this point. This trail is also open to foot traffic, so be courteous. There are challenging climbs and many spectacular views along this stretch to Klapatche Point. Bikes are not allowed on hiking trails in the National Park.

Contacts

Shared By:

Megan W with improvements by Bry Rye

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View of Rainier and Liberty Cap above Westside Road
Jul 21, 2015 near Eatonville, WA
The Westside Road looking North towards Tahoma Creek and Mt. Rainier beyond.
Sep 19, 2020 near Eatonville, WA
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Oct 7, 2021
Matthew Bahny
only went to gobblers knob trailhead. road was a little soft, seemed like semi-wet ash. 7.6mi — 54h 54m
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