South Slide Mountain


Alpine Scramble - South Slide Mountain

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  • Strenuous 2, Technical 1
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft
7:00 AM at Camp Sheppard
Slide Mountain, starting from the Suntop trail #1183, at Buck creek. This trip is normally done starting from Sunrise Point at Mount Rainier National Park. So the listed statistics are likely incorrect for our route (plan on 10 miles and 3500 feet gain, S3-T3). From our starting point at either the campground or further up the road depending on snow conditions, we'll follow the summer trail as best we can for several miles until we come near the boundary for MRNP, then go off trail to Buck Lake, and ascend toward Slide (and several false summits). Potential for excellent views of Rainier on a nice day.

South Slide Mountain

  • USGS White River Park

    Green Trails Greenwater No. 238

    USGS Greenwater

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
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