Chinook Pass Entrance Arch - Mt. Rainier National Park, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
N 46° 52.459 W 121° 30.970
10T E 613072 N 5192266
Quick Description: This Entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park can be found heading north on Highway 410. The entrance arch doubles as an overpass for the Pacific Crest Trail.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 10/26/2007 5:16:08 PM
Waymark Code: WM2FMP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 26

Long Description:
This arch/bridge was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's. It marks the border of the National Park and Wenatchee National Forest,and also serves as a pedestrian bridge over the highway.

The famous Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,650 mile trail running from Canada to Mexico, crosses over the pass at this point and uses the bridge atop the National Park entrance arch to do so. The bridge is adjacent to a parking area and entry point to the trail.

The pass is closed during the winter months. It is typically closed from late November through March or April.

Street address:
Chinook Pass, Mt. Rainier National Park
Mt. Rainier National Park, WA USA


County / Borough / Parish: Pierce

Year listed: 1991

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1925-1949

Historic function: Landscape, Recreation And Culture

Current function: Landscape, Recreation And Culture

Season start / Season finish: From: 4/1/2007 To: 11/30/2007

Hours of operation: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Privately owned?: Not Listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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