Glacier Basin Trail - Frontcountry Youth Vacation I - Just for Girls

Mount Rainier National Park

4:00PM - 2:30PM
Sun, Aug 09 to Fri, Aug 14, 2015


An all girls crew showing off their hard work. Photo by Kay Sadowitz

Come join this scenic adventure offered to teen girls only! You'll be camping and working in the northeast corner of Mount Rainier National Park, an icon for Washington State. This is your opportunity to get up close and personal with this majestic mountain. You'll be working on the Glacier Basin Trail relocation project, which includes moving the washed-out trail away from the river and on to the hillside. You'll contribute to this important project, which will eventually become a two-mile relocation. The project will include fun new trail construction tasks!

We'll be in a car camp at White River Campground.

The work is about four miles up the trail, where we'll be putting the finishing touches on the new Glacier Basin Trail.

Mount Rainier National Park is Washington's oldest national park, celebrating it's centennial last year. It is located in the center of the Cascade Range. The park is dominated by the 14,410-foot Rainier, one of Washington's five volcanoes. The park contains 300 miles of trails through the state's greatest old-growth stands of Douglas-fir, cedar, hemlock, and spruce. The park receives heavy visitor traffic during the summer. Due to its height and location the park receives heavy precipitation, especially in the winter months. The grandeur of the park must be experienced to be fully appreciated, and so many people do come to appreciate the park that volunteer crews always have a trail or two to maintain.

This is one of our Youth Volunteer Vacations. There is $245 fee ($205 for WTA members). You will be required to fill out an application form including your outdoors experience and medical history before we can allow you to join the trip.

This is a youth-only week-long work party. You must be under 18 years old to attend. Participants must be able to attend all days. Late arrivals and early departures are not allowed.


GPS coordinates are only approximate, please always use the written driving directions when trying to find a trail head

View Larger Map