Crystal Peak (Mount Rainier)

Trip

Day Hike - Crystal Peak (Mount Rainier)

A 'tough' hike uphill, but views up at the top!

  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,100 ft
  • Pace: easy but intentional

We will meet at the Puyallup South Hill Park N Ride, Hwy 512 and 94th Ave. E, at 7:30 AM (for departure!). Then car pool to the trailhead (the side of Hwy 410).

Lots of 'up' on this hike, starting in trees, then including traversing the side of a open ridge to a summit. Be prepared for a long full day.

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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