Crystal Peak (Mount Rainier)


Day Hike - Crystal Peak (Mount Rainier)

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

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  • 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.


Crystal Peak (Mount Rainier)

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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