Mountain View Hiking Group

The Mountain View Hiking Group is based out of Tumwater Washington from the Mountain View Church of the Nazarene.

This hiking group does at least one activity each month from February through October. Most events are in Western Washington and are open to everyone. You do not need to be a member of our church. Just show up for the hike.

Mountain View Church is located at: 940 Israel Rd SW, Tumwater, WA 98501

Upcoming Events:

Hike #6: Eastside Trail, Jun 16, 2018 Hike Brochure
Eastside
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Online registration for this event will open up on Sunday, June 3 at 10:15 am. Registering allows us to reserve a seat for you if you would like to ride in the church van.

Hike one of Mount Rainier's quieter trails on this all-downstream river walk through an ancient forest. The Eastside Trail winds gently down the valley following alongside Chinook Creek. The creek is often visible and always audible. Most of the way is a gentle descent, but there are a few little uphill sections here and there. Several waterfalls are visible on this route. There are beautiful whitewater stream crossing on footbridges at 1.5 miles (Chinook Creek) and 3 miles (Ohanapecosh River). The trail follows the Ohanapecosh drainage the rest of the way down.

At 6.4 miles you reach the junction to the Grove of the Patriarchs. If you have never done so, walk across the suspension bridge and explore the ancient trees in this beautiful grove. They are something to behold! Return back across the bridge and continue along the Eastside Trail for the remaining 0.6 miles to the parking area along the Stevens Canyon Road. From here we will recollect the vehicles from our starting point and finish up the day with a dinner stop on our way home.





Hike #7: Ruby Beach, Jul 7, 2018 Hike Brochure
Eastside
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Online registration for this event will open up on Sunday, June 24 at 10:15 am. Registering allows us to reserve a seat for you if you would like to ride in the church van.

Join us on this beach hike as we saunter from Ruby Beach to the mouth of the Hoh River. It is a short distance from the parking area down to Ruby Beach, one of the most photographed beaches in Olympic National Park! Use caution as you cross the driftwood to reach the beach.

Ruby Beach has a lot to offer, with incredible views, tidepools, sea stacks, and Abbey Island just off shore. So much to see and do, but our goal takes us north, fording Cedar Creek, making our way around the small headland, then continuing north along the sandy beach to the mouth of the Hoh River. Return back the way you came to Ruby Beach.





Hike #8: Harmony Falls, Jul 28, 2018 Hike Brochure
Eastside
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Join us as we head to Mount Saint Helens and hike the only trail that leads to the edge of Spirit Lake. Before the eruption, Harmony Falls was a sight to behold as it tumbled down toward Spirit Lake. Today, those falls are underwater as the lake is now 250 feet higher than it was before the eruption. The current Harmony Falls is small set of melodious cascades.

Gaze across Spirit Lake as you stare into the heart of the blast zone. You will notice the logs, still floating on the surface of Spirit Lake, drifting to and fro with the wind, refusing to sink, giving their testimony to the forest that stood before the blast.





Hike #9: Naches Loop, Aug 11, 2018 Hike Brochure
Naches Loop
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Join us as we hike the Naches Loop Trail and explore Dewey Lake. This trail has alpine meadows, wildflowers and some great views of Mount Rainier.





Hike #10: Bench & Snow Lakes, Aug 25, 2018 Hike Brochure
Bench and Snow Lakes
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Bench and Snow lakes are found just above the head of the Stevens Canyon Road, but you will feel like you're deep in the backcountry once you immerse yourself in the cool lakes basin. The lakes are clear and pristine, and the upper lake, Snow, is nestled in a snow-filled cirque with fabulous views up to Unicorn Peak. Bench Lake boasts a great view of Mount Rainier.