Chutla & Eagle Peaks

For excellent views of Rainier hike the trail to the saddle between Chutla and Eagle Peaks, 7.0 miles round trip with 3000 feet of gain. A scramble is necessary to reach the summits of both peaks and adds another mile and 800 feet of gain to your trip!

Getting There

Drive to Mount Rainier National Park, Nisqually entrance. Continue 6 miles to Longmire (2,757 ft).

Ascent Route

Eagle Peak

Find trail past the Ranger Residences across the river via suspension bridge. Take the trail to the saddle between Eagle and Chutla. Hikers will turn around here but if you have scrambling skills you can follow a boot path from the saddle that leads you northwest through brush toward the summit block.

  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking, Scrambling
  • Seasons: June, July, August, September
  • Weather: View weather forecast.
  • Difficulty: Strenuous 3, Technical 4
  • Length: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,800 ft
  • 6,000 ft
  • Land Manager: Mount Rainier National Park
    Mount Rainier Wilderness
  • Parking Permit Required: National Park Entrance Fee
  • Default Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • USGS Mt Rainier West
  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269S
  • Red Marker
    46.749846, -121.812120
    46.7498458827 -121.81212008
  • Red Marker
    46.752948, -121.774942
    46.7529476232 -121.774942

Upcoming Activities

Alpine Scramble - Chutla & Eagle Peaks

Scrambling Trip
The objective of this trip is Eagle Peak. If time and group strength permits, we
Difficulty: Strenuous 3, Technical 4
Sat, Jul 21, 2018
3 participants on waitlist 0 leaders
Registration closes Jul 19
Olympia Branch
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  • Eagle Peak
  • Chutla Peak

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