Pinnacle Peak & The Castle (winter)


Backcountry Ski/Snowboard - Pinnacle Peak & The Castle (winter)

ski from reflection lake (hopefully) to col East of the Castle, then down and up to the Castle Pinnacle col. If not possible to drive to reflection lake then we will start at either Narada falls parking lot or from Paradise. If conditions are good we may yo yo.

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

Meet at Grady way Park and ride  at the corner closest to Mc Donalds at 6:30 AM or at Longmire visitor center entrance at 8:10 AM .  

We will be skiing North facing slopes which are generally very good this time of the year.


Pinnacle Peak & The Castle (winter)

  • 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
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