Bearhead & East Bearhead Mountains


Alpine Scramble - Bearhead & East Bearhead Mountains

Easy scramble on the northwest edge of Mount Rainier National Park.

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  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,600 ft

Meet at 7:00 AM in Buckley on the street by the skateboard park.  There is good street parking and a port-potty. Address is 230 S River Rd Buckley, WA 98321.  Coordinates are 47.1603673,-122.0317958.

Bearhead is a hike and East Bearhead is an easy scramble. 

"100 Peaks at Mount Rainier" (available at Amazon), says the views are impressive.  Hiking time is listed as 6.5 hours. 

The drive from Buckley is about an hour each way, so we should be back in Buckley by 5 PM.  The drive from Seattle to Buckley is generally against the commute direction, so traffic should not be a big issue for people coming from there.


Bearhead & East Bearhead Mountains

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