Day Hike - Norse Peak

Ridge ramble on the east side of Crystal Mountain

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 10.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,800 ft

0600 at South Renton Park & Ride

Depending on weather conditions and snow status, the hike will likely be a counterclockwise loop, starting up the Bullion Basin trail to the ridge, then on the east side of the ridge along the trail to Basin lake, then up to Norse Peak, then back along the ridge, this time on the west side to hook back into the Bullion Basin trail.


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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