Mineral Mountain

A moderate scramble with a long approach, 25 miles and 5,500 feet of elevation gain, to a lesser-known peak on the north side of Mount Rainier.


  • The Carbon River Road washout adds a 5.5 mile (one-way) road walk or bike to the beginning of the trip. With a bike, this peak could be a long day trip, otherwise two days is preferred.
  • Camping at the popular Mystic Lake site is also possible.
  • Suitable Activities: Scrambling
  • Seasons: April, May, June, July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Technical 3, Strenuous 5
  • Length: 25.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,500 ft
  • 6,500 ft
  • Land Manager: Mount Rainier National Park
  • Parking Permit Required: National Park Entrance Fee
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
  • USGS Mowich Lake
  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
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