Three Way Peak

Three Way Peak is located at the border of Mount Rainier National Park and the Crystal Mountain ski area. It is a challenging scramble. Though the route is largely on trail and footpath, the final ridge approach has modestly challenging rocky outcroppings and some exposure on the summit block.


Three Way Peak is named for being on a triple divide between the Crystal Creek, Morse Creek and Elizabeth Creek drainages. It is generally approached from the Pacific Crest Trail off Highway 410. The peak is also a backcountry ski destination in the winter time. 

Information FOr leaders


As of 2017, the Snoqualmie Ranger District considers Mountaineers trips and courses to be "nominal use". Leaders should print and copy this designation letter to show rangers they may see on trail.

  • Difficulty: Strenuous 3, Technical 5
  • Length: 8.0 None
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft
  • 6,796 ft
  • USGS Norse Peak
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