Snoqualmie Mountain, East Peak

A delightful scramble the Snoqualmie Mountain's East Peak that is west of Lundin Peak. It is more scenic than the standard route to Snoqualmie Mountain and totally devoid of crowds.

getting there

Take Exit 52 off of I-90. In winter, park at the Summit West ski resort or, in the summer, the Pacific Crest Trail parking lot northeast of I-90.

approach & ascent

Follow the trail into Commonwealth Basin, then scramble to the notch between Guye Peak and Cave Ridge. From there, head northeast, ascending the valley between Cave Ridge and Snoqualmie Mountain to the ridge at the head of the valley. Then head northwest up the ridge to the prominent East Peak, between Snoqualmie Mountain's highest summit and Lundin Peak. 

To extend your trip and visit the crowds, continue on to the main summit of Snoqualmie Mountain to the west.

FOr leaders

Permit information

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.

  • Difficulty: Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Length: 6.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,200 ft
  • 6,180 ft
  • USGS Snoqualmie Pass

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