Alpine Scramble - Palisades Peak

A nice scramble, leaving the trail near Upper Palisades Lake, cross-country travel up to the north ridge, columnar basalt-hopping over to the summit. Descent down the west side and down to Hidden Lake and an official trail back.

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  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,100 ft

Meet at 9 am at the White River entrance, in the parking area just beyond the ranger station.

Driving time from North Seattle is about 2 hours.

A favorite area of Mount Rainier National Park.  Expected round trip time of 6:30 hours, 3100 feet of gain, about 9 miles round trip.  Hope to start a bit before 10am and be back at cars by 4:30.


Palisades Peak

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