CHS Tacoma August Hikes - Shriner Peak

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS Tacoma August Hikes - Shriner Peak

Another challenging hike but this time with a fire lookout at the peak! Trip will initially open to Tacoma Branch Conditioning Hiking Students. Trip will open for registration to all Mountaineers, based on availability, 7-10 days prior to date of the hike.

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,435 ft
  • Pace: 1.75 to 2 mph depending on terrain

Enumclaw Ranger Station 7am

Trip will initially open to Tacoma Branch Conditioning Hiking Students.  Trip will open for registration to all Mountaineers, based on availability, 7-10 days prior to date of the hike.

Join me on this 2-for-1 challenging trip to check off Shriner Peak on the 15 hiking peaks of Mt. Rainier and the lookout on the Mt Rainier Patroller badge. At this time of year the trail will be dry (no water) so water management will be important on this trip. You can also expect this trip to be hot and exposed in places since it is on the east side. As a reward for all your hard work, there may be ripe huckleberries or blueberries to munch on along the trail and Rainier views on a clear day.

Parking is limited to about three vehicles. Participants will need to be prepared for a brief quarter to half a mile road hike from the next available parking turnout if all vehicles cannot park in the designated parking area near the trailhead. No parking pass required for drivers and no restrooms at the trailhead.

Latest trail conditions:  https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/shriner-peak

Route/Place

Shriner Peak



  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    USGS Mt Rainier East
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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