Here are some thoughts we had on the different campsites we encountered on the Wonderland Trail. As hammock-ers, we have different criteria for what constitutes a good campsite. We hope these observations are helpful to other hammock-ers as they prepare for their Wonderland Trail hike. Hammocking is reasonably easy on the Wonderland trail, trees are pretty plentiful. The Wonderland Trail requires you to camp at specified sites each night. Often we camped on the edge of sites, and the rangers did not give us any grief.
Campsites and Hammocking On The Wonderland Trail
Pyramid Creek: Decent sites outside of two of the sites.
Maple Creek: Both hammocks to one tree in site one.
Nickle Creek: At least one site where hammocks can be right in the site.
Summerland: Site three has at least two spots for hammocks right in the site. Other sites have good trees as well.
White River: Spots for at least two hammocks right in the site.
Mystic Lake: Spots for two hammocks in at least one of the sites.
Dick Creek: We got two hammocks in here but it is a bit of a stretch. Would avoid if possible. One had to be near a bear pole.
South Mowich River: Couple spots in the woods in front of the shelter. Couple spots in the site behind the shelter.
North Puyallup River: Just past the last individual site there are a couple spots in the trees.
South Puyallup: At least one site has trees in the site for a couple hammocks. Pretty easy area in general to hammock.
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*More info on the Wonderland Trail can be found at Mount Rainier National Park Website.
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