Day Hike - Crystal Peak (Mount Rainier)

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Day Hike - Crystal Peak (Mount Rainier)

Tough but beautiful, wildflowers guaranteed!

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,100 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,595 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 minimum when hiking, no maximum

6:15 at the Enumclaw US Forest Service Ranger Station, 450 Roosevelt Ave E, Enumclaw, WA 98022. Or 7:00 at the trailhead.  We'll have the trail mostly to ourselves going up and we'll get seats at the summit

3100' in 4 miles, it is a fairly steep, mostly steady, slope up. You should have recently hiked a similar trail at 1.5 MPH . 

Lots of time for flora and photos.  

Route/Place

Crystal Peak (Mount Rainier)



  • Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

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

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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