Crystal Peak (Mount Rainier)


Day Hike - Crystal Peak (Mount Rainier)

A steady uphill hike to a peak with great views!

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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 7:00 am to car pool to the trail head. For participants from the north (of Bonney Lake), we may meet at the Safeway parking lot on Roseveldt Ave. in Enumclaw. No parking permit is required for drives at the trailhead.

Trail starts off with a steady uphill for a mile and a half, then continues at a more moderate (?) level to the summit.


Crystal Peak (Mount Rainier)

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    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

  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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