McNeeley, Antler & Dege Peaks


Day Hike - McNeeley, Antler & Dege Peaks

Easy day hike of Dege, a "Top 100" peak.

  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.0
  • Elevation Gain: 960 ft

Issaquah Transit Center at 6:30am.  If there are participants coming from the South additional arrangements may be made to rendezvous in Enumclaw.

This is an easy hike of Dege Peak, a peak along Sourdough Ridge just above the Sunrise Visitor Center at Rainier NP.  Though you may not have heard of Dege you have probably seen posters taken from its summit - it offers  a fantastic panoramic view of Rainier itself and most of the surrounding area to the east and south.  This hike is good for people looking for an easy hike with expansive views of the Rainier area, and for people working on the "Rainier Top 100 peaks" who are interested in an easy Sunday hike after a more ambitious Saturday trip.

Dege is on the list of 100 highest peaks in Rainier NP and is 1 of only 15 non-technical peaks on the list that can be summited as day hikes. Dege (7006') is the 7th highest of the 15. This peak counts for both the 15 Hiking Peaks in Mount Rainier NP and 100 Peaks in Mount Rainier NP badges. 

This is a short hike and we will probably be done early in the day, however we are still getting an early "Mountaineers start" to beat the crowds at Sunrise, one of the most popular areas of the park (with good reason).


McNeeley, Antler & Dege Peaks

  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    USGS Sunrise

    USGS White River Park
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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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