Glacier View Wilderness

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Glacier View Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Map showing the location of Glacier View Wilderness
Map showing the location of Glacier View Wilderness
Location Pierce County, Washington, USA
Nearest city Eatonville, WA
Coordinates 46°47′52″N 121°55′50″W / 46.79778°N 121.93056°W / 46.79778; -121.93056Coordinates: 46°47′52″N 121°55′50″W / 46.79778°N 121.93056°W / 46.79778; -121.93056
Area 3,073 acres (1,244 ha)[1]
Established 1984
Governing body U.S. Forest Service
Glacier View Wilderness

Glacier View Wilderness is a 3,073-acre (1,244 ha) wilderness adjacent to the west side of Mount Rainier National Park in Washington State. It was designated as wilderness in 1984.[2] Glacier View Wilderness offers spectacular views of the glacieated slopes of Mount Rainier which lies to the east. The most popular view points are from Mt. Belijica (5,476 feet) and Glacier View Point (5,507 feet). Glacier View Point is the former site of a fire lookout built in 1934.[3] The wilderness is administered by the Gifford Pinchot National Forest through the Cowlitz Valley Ranger district with headquarters located in Randle, Washington.[1]

Recreation[edit]

The wilderness is accessible from SR 706 3 miles (5 km) east of Ashford, Washington through Forest Service Road 59. Primitive camping sites are located on several wilderness hiking trails. The Lake Christine/Mount Beljica #249 trail is a popular destination for hikers and backpackers. Lake Christine is approximately a mile one way and Mount Beljica is another three miles (5 km) from the lake off of FR 5920.[4] Glacier View Trail #267 is farther down on FR 59 and is 3 miles (5 km) one way with a Mount Rainier viewpoint at the end.[5] The Puyallup Trail #248 leads to Goat Lake and can be used to hike into Mount Rainier National Park and is also reached on FR 5920.[1]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.

  1. ^ a b c "Wilderness: Glacier View". Gifford Pinchot National Forest. U.S. Forest Service. Retrieved March 26, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Glacier View Wilderness". Wilderness.net. University of Montana. Retrieved March 26, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Glacier View Wilderness". Gifford Pinchot National Forest. U.S. Forest Service. Retrieved March 26, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Mount Beljica and Lake Christine Hike". Northwest Hiker. Retrieved March 26, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Glacier View Hike". Northwest Hiker. Retrieved March 26, 2015. 

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