Paul Peak


Winter Scramble - Paul Peak & Elizabeth Ridge

One day trip, chosing the best weather day of the two. Loop trip over Paul Peak and Elizabeth Ridge to Mowich Lake and down Grindstone Trail.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.8 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,500 ft

Meet in Buckley 6:30 a.m.

Parking lot site of old Rose's IGA, behind the gas station

29393 WA-410, Buckley, WA 98321

One day loop trip

This trip will only go if it is likely we can drive to the Paul Peak trailhead at 3700' on Mowich Lake road.  Alternative destination at Snoqualmie Pass or I-90 corridor if that is not possible.


Paul Peak

  • USGS Golden Lakes

    Green Trails Mt Rainier West No. 269

    Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Ice Axe
  • Mountaineering Boots with gaiters
  • Microspikes may be helpful

Check with leader for any additional group gear or required equipment specific to trip location

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