I decided to walk the Rim Trail at Mud Mountain Dam. It is located about 5 miles from the city of Enumclaw, and the road is well marked. After turning onto the road, the park is about 2 1/2 miles down. I parked in the first obvious parking lot, which is also used by folks visiting the play area.
The trail starts right next to the playground and follows a chain link fence before heading into the forest. Some have said that the trail is hard to find, so I took a picture to show where I parked, and where the trail starts. There is a sign posted at the beginning of the trail, but it is not large.
|Start of the Rim Trail|
|Board walk through marshy spots|
|Outhouse at about one mile|
|Stay back from the edge so you don't become a projectile heading towards the river 400 feet below.|
|Ignoring he warning sign, here is what it looks like near the edge. It's further than it looks in this picture.|
|Mile marker 1.5|
|Junction of the Rim Trail and River Trail|
|River Trail nears the river. Beautiful views upriver.|
|The White River - lots of snow melting today.|
|Another view of the White River|
|Heading back towards the dam on the River Trail. The green grass is really small horsetail plans - millions of them!|
|Pontoon used to capture drifting logs during times of flooding|
|Mount Rainier peaks over the hills in the distance.|