Bearhead & East Bearhead Mountains


Alpine Scramble - Bearhead & East Bearhead Mountains

Supposedly easy scramble of E. Bearhead Mountain and hike to Bearhead Mountain.

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  • Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,600 ft

Meet at the Carbon River Entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park at 8am.  From there we will drive up to the trailhead.  I am guessing the parking lot will be full, so begin looking for me as soon as you pass the Carbon River Bridge.  I have a green Subaru wagon.  Not sure if there is cell service but my number is 360.789.9408.  My email is currently not working so text me if you have questions.

For full disclosure, I have not done this scramble, but from what I gather I think we can be successful.  We will try East Bearhead first and then pick up Bearhead on the way back.  According to the Guide to 100 Peaks at Mount Rainier National Park East Bearhead is an easy scramble, and there is a trail to Bearhead Mountain.  Nevertheless I will have a rope so if you think you may want to use it bring some gear to tie into it (see required gear).


Bearhead & East Bearhead Mountains

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • The gear to tie into the rope is optional if you think you will not need it:  Harness or webbing to make one, one or two carabiners and a prusik loop.
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