Tokaloo Rock & Aurora Peak

Tokaloo Rock & Aurora Peak is a scramble of 26 miles with 6,000 feet of gain.

getting there

From SR 7 in Elbe, turn east onto SR 706, both known as the National Park Highway. Continue through the Nisqually Entrance of Mount Rainier National Park. Be prepared to pay the fee just after entering the park. About a mile past the entrance, turn left (north) onto Westside Road and follow to where it is closed.

approach & ascent

Mountain Bike approach

With the road closure, you'll need to mountain bike to the trailhead. It's 15.1 miles round trip with 1,580 feet of elevation gain by bike to and from the St. Andrews Creek Trailhead.

hike Aurora Peak (6,094 ft)

Hike the St. Andrews Trail to Aurora Lake, take the right fork and continue to the summit. From the St. Andrews Creek Trailhead, it's 5.6 miles round trip with 2,550 feet of elevation gain.

Scramble Tokaloo Rock (7,684 ft) & Aurora Peak (6,094 ft)

From the St. Andrews Creek Trailhead, it's 10 miles round trip with 4,400 feet of elevation gain.

  • Suitable Activities: Backpacking, Day Hiking, Scrambling
  • Seasons: July, August, September
  • Weather: View weather forecast.
  • Difficulty: Technical 3, Strenuous 5, Strenuous/Very Strenuous
  • Elevation Gain: 6,000 ft
  • 7,684 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 East
  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269S
  • Red Marker
    46.839274, -121.840656
    46.8392742 -121.8406556
  • Red Marker
    46.839274, -121.840656
    46.8392742 -121.8406556

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