Silver King

Just above Elizabeth Lake, this is the high point of all the ridges that border the Crystal Mountain ski resort. Views are superb. This is a good introductory snow scramble, but can only be done after the ski area closes.

driving directions

Drive to the Crystal Mountain Ski Resort off US 410.

approach & ascent

Follow the ski slopes to Elizabeth Lake. Intersect Silver King's east ridge at about 6,400 ft to avoid cliff areas lower down. Then follow the ridge to the summit.

descent

Follow the Crystal Mountain ridge north from the summit past the "Throne" at 6,861 ft and descend (a good glissade) from the Throne/Silver Queen summit (6,980 ft). Then follow ski slopes back to the trailhead.

  • Difficulty: Strenuous 2, Technical 2
  • Length: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft
  • 6,998 ft
Map
  • USGS White River Park
  • USGS Norse Peak
  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
Activities

Upcoming Activities

Alpine Scramble - Silver King

Scrambling Trip
SeattleStudentScramble, an excellent first snow scramble. This is a late listing to provide additional opportunity
Difficulty: Strenuous 2, Technical 2
Tue, May 24, 2022
Prerequisites
0 participants 0 leaders
Registration closed May 22
Seattle Branch

Alpine Scramble - Silver King

Scrambling Trip
Primarily designed for students and old-timers who need to brush up on their skills, we
Difficulty: Strenuous 2, Technical 2
Wed, May 25, 2022
Prerequisites
13 participants on waitlist 0 leaders
Registration closed May 23
Seattle Branch

Alpine Scramble - Silver King

Scrambling Trip
Snow scramble for Olympia students who need a snow scramble in order to graduate. This
Difficulty: Strenuous 2, Technical 2
Mon, May 30, 2022
Prerequisites
0 participants 1 leader
Registration closes May 29
Olympia Branch

Alpine Scramble - Silver King

Scrambling Trip
Primarily designed for students and old-timers who need to brush up on their skills, we
Difficulty: Strenuous 2, Technical 2
Wed, Jun 1, 2022
Prerequisites
17 participants on waitlist 0 leaders
Registration closes May 29
Seattle Branch
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