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

Upcoming Activities

Alpine Scramble - Bean Peak

Scrambling Trip
Place holder for the Foothills Alpine Scrambling Compressed Course. We will be holding our Experience
Difficulty: Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, May 2, 2020 - Sun, May 3, 2020
0 participants
Registration closes Apr 30
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