This un-maintained trail can be accessed from the Pacific Crest Trail near Chinook Pass. Keep your eyes and ears open for the elk that live in the area. In the fall, blue gentian and berries can be found along the over-grown trail.
The trail can be difficult to follow, so be sure to take appropriate precautions. It is usually snow-free between mid-July and mid-October, but check the current weather conditions before you go.
While the route begins outside the national park, the lakes themselves are in Mount Rainier National Park. If you hike with a dog, please note that they cannot go past the national park sign on this route.