Day Hike - Eagle Peak


Day Hike - Eagle Peak

Be rewarded with a beautiful view of Mt. Rainier at the end of the Tatoosh range at Eagle Peak Saddle. The hike begins with steep switchbacks finishing with a short steep traverse above treeline. The climb to the view is worth the effort.

  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,720 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

Carpool Information: We will ALL meet and greet at the Eatonville Public Restroom at 8:00 am, gear swap for those wanting to carpool and caravan to the Nisqually Entrance and Longmire. It is 64 miles RT. It is requested to help with gas at .18 a mile so $11.50 roughly per vehicle.

Park Pass: *National Park Interagency or *America the Beautiful Pass or Senior/Military Required per vehicle. You can also purchase a pass for the day/week at the gate.

Directions from Entrance: From Mt. Rainier National Park at the Nisqually entrance drive 6.4 miles to Longmire. Eagle Peak trailhead is located .25 miles behind Longmire, through the park employee residence and just beyond the wood suspension bridge. Hike will start about 9:00 am depending on if there is traffic at the entrance. Parking is limited to parking on the side of the small service road at the TH.

Cell Service: could be spotty in the park.

This lovely hike climbs steep through firs and hemlocks. The trail is in very good shape with very few rocks and roots. As you pop out of the trees at around three miles and 5000', you'll traverse a meadow with a few loose rocks then climb up to the saddle. The last few feet really feel like a scramble.

Continue along the ridge for then best view and lunch.

I can't say enough great things about Eagle Peak. Mt. Adams and St. Helens to the South and East for views.


Chutla, Eagle & Wahpenayo Peaks

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water 2L
  • Extra clothes, no cotton, bring rain gear.
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