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    Faraway Rock via Reflection Lakes Hike

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    2.1 km
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    107 m
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    The hike to Faraway Rock from Reflection Lakes on Mazama Ridge Trail is a 2.1 km easy hike in Mount Rainier National Park that is family-friendly and can be extended via other trails in the area. While this trail tends to stay snow-covered further into the summer, it’s a great choice for a family outing when the wildflowers are in bloom. Bring bug spray on this hike.

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    Route Description for Faraway Rock via Reflection Lakes Hike

    The hike to Faraway Rock via Mazama Ridge Trail is an easy add-on to a trip to Reflection Lakes. While the trail can hold onto snow awhile, it’s family-friendly when dry and easy to connect with other trails in the area for a longer trip. Enjoy great views of Mount Rainier!

    The trail begins from the smaller Reflection Lake, briefly following Wonderland Trail. At the junction, stay left onto Mazama Ridge Trail, crossing Sunbeam Peak shortly after. Follow this trail over another crossing and as it leans to the east to Faraway Rock.

    Getting to the Faraway Rock via Reflection Lakes Hike Trailhead

    This hike begins from Reflection Lakes along Stevens Canyon Road. The trailhead is at the smaller lake, so we recommend parking at the furthest east lot and walking along the roadside a short distance to the trailhead.

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    • Backcountry Campground


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    • Pets allowed


    • Family friendly


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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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