Day Hike - Shriner Peak


Day Hike - Shriner Peak

Avoid holiday crowds on a less visited Top 100 peak.

  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,434 ft

Tibbets Park and Ride (across from the Issaquah Transit Center) at 6:30am.  If there are participants coming from the South arrangements will be made to rendezvous in Enumclaw.

Shriner Peak is a scenic yet little visited route near the eastern boundary of Mt. Rainier NP.  It is the home of a fire lookout, and it offers views of Mount Rainier, Little Tahoma, Sourdough Ridge, Mount Adams, Goat Rocks, and Mount St. Helens.  Yet for all that, it is not a very popular hike for two reasons.  First, it is unshaded and hot, making it suitable only as an early season or late season destination.  Second, it is steep: 3400 vertical feet in 4.25 files.  These things - plus the fact that is reached without passing through any park gates or visitor centers - make it a fine choice for people looking to avoid crowded trails during the popular July 4th weekend.

Though our pace will be moderate this is a strenuous route. Please be in good condition.

Microspikes and poles may be required.  The trail will likely be fully melted out by July 3 but then again it might not.  By the date of the trip we will probably know the conditions definitively thanks to Park Service reports.

At 5,834 ft, Shriner Peak is on the list of 100 highest peaks in Rainier NP and is one of only fifteen non-technical peaks on the list that can be summited as day hikes.  Shriner Peak counts towards the 15 Hiking Peaks in Mount Rainier NP, 100 Peaks in Mountain Rainier NP, and Olympia Branch Lookout badges.



Shriner Peak

  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    USGS Mt Rainier East
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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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