Day Hike - Norse Peak

One of the best east/west views in the Cascades and a grand lunch spot.

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  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft

We will  meet at the South Hill Park and Ride (just off HWY 512 by the South Hill Mall) at 7:00AM. Alternatively and with request and acceptance, we can stop by the parking lot of the RiteAid in Enumclaw on Hwy 410 at approximately 7:30AM for folks who might be coming from the north

This is a great hike and the views are superb. It is, however, not a short or level hike and probably not best for beginners. That said, we'll go slow (as slow as the slowest person needs to go) and take rest stops whenever anyone wants (we can call them photo ops if that's kinder). Please allow the whole day for this activity since we are in slow mode. Also, because we aren't rushing, people who look at the trip description and think it might be just barely beyond their grasp are encouraged to give it a go.. It's a chance to see if all your summer activities have aided your conditioning. If you have a question about it please email me.

Lug soled shoes are required, no sandals or tennis shoes. Do bring your 10 essentials. Cotton is just fine since it will probably be a warmish day but have a change of poly in your pack in case a sudden afternoon shower gives us a drenching. I'd expect 2 liters of liquid would be a minimum and most will want lunch and snacks. There is more than enough to justify carrying your camera.


Norse Peak

  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX

    Green Trails Bumping Lake No. 271

    USGS Norse Peak
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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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