Pinnacle Peak Park

A 375-acre King County park that offers popular trails for easy hikes, mountain biking, and trail running. Trails from the north and south side climb 1,000 feet through mixed forests to the site of an old fire outlook on the summit. Pinnacle Peak, also known locally as Mount Peak and Mount Pete, offers views of Mount Rainier and the White River Valley.


Pinnacle Peak Park is located south east of Enumclaw.

Cal Magnusson (north) trailheaD

Follow SR-410 east from Enumclaw, turn south onto 284th Avenue SE and then west on SE 472nd Street. A small parking lot is located on the corner of 276th Avenue SE and SE 472nd Street. 

south trailhead

Follow SR-410 east from Enumclaw, turn south onto 284th Avenue SE and then west on SE Mud Mountain Road.  A parking lot with restroom is located on SE Mud Mountain Road near SE 481st Street.


Cal Magnusson Trail

2 miles round trip with 1,000 feet of elevation gain, 1,800 ft high point

The northern trail is named for Cal Magnusson who was a long time Cascade mountaineer. Following the Cal Magnusson Trail, climb 1000 feet in a mile, through thick forest past extruded outcroppings of columnar basalt before reaching the site of the old fire lookout at the summit.

south trail

3.4 miles round trip with 1,000 feet of elevation, 1,800 ft high point

The south trail provides alternate access to the peak following a mix of trails and a few sections of gravel road. It is slightly longer at 1.7 miles which makes the grade more forgiving. and it also offers additional views south to Mount Rainier.

Information for Leaders


  • This route allows multiple bookings to accommodate morning and afternoon sessions of course field trips. Please be sure that your your activity does not conflict with one that is already scheduled.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 3.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft
  • 1,800 ft
  • Land Manager: King County Parks & Recreation
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
  • Green Trails Enumclaw No. 237
  • see Land Manager

Upcoming Activities

TAC MAC Conditioner Series - Pinnacle Peak/Cal Magnusson Trail

Youth & Day Hiking Field trip: Mountaineers Adventure Club - Tacoma
Training hikes and scrambles to get us into shape!
Difficulty: Easy
Wed, Dec 7, 2022
No Prerequisites
10 participants 1 instructor
Registration opens Oct 1; Instructor registration open now
Tacoma Branch
Trip Reports

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  • Pinnacle Peak
  • Pinnacle Peak/Cal Magnusson Trail
  • Pinnacle Peak/South Trail
  • Mount Peak
  • Mount Pete

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