Alpine Scramble - Marcus Peak and Grand Park


Alpine Scramble - Marcus Peak and Grand Park

Beautiful (and long) late season traverse of Marcus Peak and Grand Park of ~5000' elevation gain and ~16 miles along the ridge NW of Marcus Peak. Great way to see Elk habitat east of Grand Park, we will NOT be visiting Palisades Peak.

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  • Technical 3, Strenuous 5
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 16.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,000 ft

P&Rs to accommodate attendees, then 7am at the restrooms near the White River Ranger Station.

A beautiful and very strenuous traverse of ~5000' gain and ~16 miles that visits Marcus Peak, runs the ridge NW of Marcus (will skip The Palisades), crosses Huckleberry Creek, and regains the trail in Grand Park for the hike back to Sunrise by way of Frozen Lake.  Great last chance to see north side of park before Sunrise road closes for the season.  We position a car in the Sunrise parking lot to make our trip a bit easier.  Photos from past trips can be seen here.


The Palisades & Marcus Peak

  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    USGS White River Park
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