Alpine Scramble - Wilson Cleaver Loop

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Alpine Scramble - Wilson Cleaver Loop

A very beautiful and strenuous loop scramble (~15 miles and ~5000') past Comet Falls and through Van Trump Park to a convenient high point near 8000' on the cleaver just west of the Wilson Glacier. For scramble graduates only due to its exploratory and strenuousness flavor.

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  • Strenuous 5, Technical 3
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 15.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,000 ft

Various P&R's to accommodate attendees, then 7AM near the Longmire Museum for a last use of restrooms.

A very beautiful and strenuous loop scramble (~15 miles and ~5000') past Comet Falls and through Van Trump Park to a convenient high point near 8000' on the cleaver just west of the Wilson Glacier.   To ensure a safe and enjoyable time attendees should complete cross country scrambles of at least 4000' elevation gain just prior to this trip.

This trip starts and ends at Longmire with ascent via the Wonderland trail/Comet falls trail, and descent by way of the Rampart Ridge trail back to Longmire.  We will be doing a bit of cross country map and compass travel between the Cougar Rock Picnic Area and the Comet falls trailhead to achieve the loop.

Photos from portions of this trip can be seen here. 

Route/Place

Van Trump Park



  • Green Trails Mt Rainier West No. 269

    USGS Mt Rainier West

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
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