Norse Peak

A winter or spring snow scramble that is 8 miles round trip with 2,900 feet of gain near the Crystal Mountain Ski Area.

getting there

From SR-410  turn onto Crystal Mountain Blvd and drive to the Crystal Mountain Ski Resort (4,400 ft).

approach & ascent

Hike East from the Chapel at the ski area to the road immediately behind the ski area to Bullion Basin Trail. Intersect, within 0.5 mile, the old ski run diagonaling right. Follow this to 4,900 ft. Cross stream in nearby woods and head NNE. Gain the ridge, avoiding avalanche slopes and scramble the ridge north to summit.

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 or carry a digital copy on their phone.

  • Suitable Activities: Scrambling
  • Seasons: January, February, March, April, May
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Strenuous 3, Technical 2, Snow Scramble, Winter Scramble
  • Length: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,900 ft
  • 6,856 ft
  • USGS Norse Peak
  • Green Trails Bumping Lake No. 271
  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX

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