Pinnacle Peak & The Castle


Backcountry Ski/Snowboard - Castle-Pinnacle Saddle

The boots are back tour. A fun tour of the Tatoosh area with outstanding views of Rainier and the Goat Rocks.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,400 ft

We will meet in the Longmire parking area at 8am on Saturday and then head up to Narada Falls.  I will be heading from Packwood, so a list will be sent around during pre-trip planning for those that would like to meet closer to the Seattle area.

Leaders, if you're going to a "general" area to ski, please add specific details about the route you have planned and its difficulty. View the Routes & Places Difficulties page for ski difficulty ratings.


Pinnacle Peak & The Castle

  • USGS Mt Rainier East

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Boots, skis/snowboard, poles
  • Climbing skins (or other method to travel uphill on snow)
  • Avalanche shovel (metal blade)
  • Avalanche beacon
  • Avalanche probe
  • Park Pass if driving
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