Howard Peak & Tolmie Peak


Alpine Scramble - Howard Peak & Tolmie Peak

Fall scramble to Tolmie and Howard Peaks on the NW side of Mt. Rainier National Park. Hoping for views of Mt. Rainier and fall colors.

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  • Strenuous 2, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,800 ft

Bonney Lake Park and Ride 184th E & Sky Island Dr E 
Bonney Lake, WA 98391    6:30am

This is just off of SR-410.

Exploratory trip to two peaks.  I've been up to Tolmie Peak Lookout already.   From Mowich Lake, we'll hike up to Tolmie Peak Lookout, then head along the ridge to the true peak.  We'll then head over to Howard Peak before returning to Mowich Lake.

 Pace will be moderate... fast enough to keep the heart pumping, slow enough where we can converse... usually this is around 1,000 ft/hr.  Hourly break for snacks and quick breaks for photos.


Howard Peak & Tolmie Peak

  • USGS Golden Lakes

    USGS Mowich Lake

    Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
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