Bean Peak

An excellent rock, or rock-snow scramble in early season, with 3,900 feet of elevation gain in an 8 mile round trip. Bean can be combined with Earl Peak, Bills Peak and/or Volcanic Neck for an exploration of the Teanaway area, with its views of the Stuart Range and abundance of flowers in spring and early summer.

Ascent Route

Hike the Beverly Turnpike Trail No. 1391 to the first junction (1.2 mi) and take the right branch (Bean Creek Trail No. 1391.1). Leave the trail at the second creek crossing (5,100 ft) and continue into Bean Basin. Several routes can be done. The easiest is to scramble up and approach the summit from the left. Approaching from the Earl-Bean ridge involves good rock scrambling.


  • Bean Peak is not named on the 7.5' USGS map.

INFORMATION for leaders

scheduling & permits

  • If you are scheduling this as a non-course related activity, please limit your group size to the default party size. The maximum party size is for use by course field trips only, and includes both students and instructors. Group size maximums do not reflect how course field trips are run (in smaller groups of students and instructors), but allow for course leaders to register the course in our system.
  • If you are scheduling a course field trip, please contact our Member Services Team to confirm the field trip and any permitting regulations.
  • Please check the Bean Creek Basin Routes & Places to ensure Mountaineers groups are in separate areas. 
  • Suitable Activities: Scrambling
  • Seasons: May, June, July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast.
  • Difficulty: Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Length: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,300 ft
  • 6,743 ft
  • USGS Enchantment Lakes
  • Red Marker
    47.387135, -120.872651
    47.3871355 -120.8726514
  • Red Marker
    47.420495, -120.861411
    47.4204950708 -120.861411095

Upcoming Activities

Overnight Field Trip (Tacoma Scrambles) - Bean Peak

Scrambling Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course
Overnight Field Trip (Tacoma Scrambles)
Difficulty: Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, May 19, 2018 - Sun, May 20, 2018
No Prerequisites
13 participants 4 instructors
Registration closes May 17
Tacoma Branch

Rock and Snow Skills Test - Bean Peak

Scrambling Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Equivalency
A one-day scramble up a mountain with steep snow and steep rock to test rock
Difficulty: Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, Jun 9, 2018
No Prerequisites
5 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes Jun 1
Seattle Branch
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