Day Hike - Pinnacle Peak/South Trail


Day Hike - Pinnacle Peak/South Trail

Burn some of those Thanksgiving Day calories ahead of time with a trip to a newly constructed fire lookout and a chance to see Mt. Rainier on a clear day.

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  • Easy
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft
  • Pace: 1.75 to 2 mph

South Trailhead at 8am. No parking pass required.

Short on time but still want to get some exercise before your turkey dinner? Here's a short but steep hike that will get your heart pumping. Join me to go inside the newly constructed fire lookout tower on Pinnacle Peak in Enumclaw with a side trip to see Mt. Rainier if we have cooperative weather.  Details about the trail and a map of the area can be found here.

Please be sure that your fitness level is appropriate for the 1000 ft gain in about a mile and a half.


Pinnacle Peak Park

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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