Shriner Peak


Day Hike - Shriner Peak

A beautiful, 8.4-mile fall hike with views of Mt Rainier and the surrounding mountains. Led at a 1.5 - 2.0 mph pace.

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,434 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,834 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 - 2.0 mph

7:30am at the trailhead, geared up and ready to hike.

Join us for a beautiful fall hike to Shriner Peak, an underappreciated trail affectionately referred to by WTA as “one of the loneliest trails at Mount Rainier.” On a clear day the trail provides amazing views of Mt. Rainier, Little Tahoma, Sourdough Ridge, the Cowlitz Divide, Mount Adams, Goat Rocks, and Mount St. Helens, but even in the clouds and mist the abundant fall colors are sure not to disappoint.  We will stop at the summit for lunch and to explore the lookout tower, before heading back down.

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This hike will be led at an average pace of 1.5 – 2.0 mph.  If your normal hiking speed is faster, you’re welcome to join us, but please be prepared to walk with the group at this pace.

Participant Requirements
The trail steadily ascends 3,434 feet in a little over 4 miles.  Participants should have completed a comparable hike fairly recently or have the necessary conditioning by other means to undertake a hike with this elevation gain.

The hike will take place rain or shine.  Participants should come prepared with layers and adequate warm clothing as it may be cold and windy at the summit. In the event of extreme weather or excessive snow on the trail, a comparable hike will be offered instead.

Additional Notes
There is no water source on this hike.  

***I am training to be a hike leader, this is a mentored hike.***

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

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes (make sure to bring warm clothes)
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