Day Hike - Eagle Peak


Day Hike - Eagle Peak

Late afternoon/evening hike to EAGLE SADDLE - please read leader notes for details.

  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 7.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,900 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,700 ft
  • Pace: 1,000+ ft/hr

Longmire parking lot, near where you can see the Wilderness Information Center.

I will already be in MRNP from the morning.  PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BELOW.

Timed Entry Permits are available at 7:00 pm the evening before you want to go (this means the evening of July 13th). If all participants can obtain a permit for entry between 1:00 and 3:00 pm, then we will start hiking when all have arrived.

Link to Timed Entry Permit information:

If someone cannot get a permit and cannot arrange carpooling with someone who has one, then we will plan to start hiking at approximately 3:30 from Longmire.  NO TIMED ENTRY PERMIT NEEDED AFTER 3:00 PM.  However - there may be a line to enter the Park, so you should plan to arrive at the Nisqually entrance at least by  2:30.  If there's no line, you'll have to wait outside the entrance until 3:00.  I will have to know your plan the night before the hike or very early Sunday morning because cell coverage at Longmire is spotty.  EACH CAR ALSO NEEDS A NATIONAL PARK PASS.

Also, please only sign up if you can do this hike at a fairly brisk pace and complete it in 5 hours.


Chutla, Eagle & Wahpenayo Peaks

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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