Lookouts and High Places July Hikes - Eagle Peak

Field trip: Lookouts and High Places

Lookouts and High Places July Hikes - Eagle Peak

**Trip initially open to Lookouts and High Places Day Hiking Series students. Trip will open for registration to all Mountaineers 7 to 10 days prior to the hike date.**

  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,910 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,720 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 mph

We will be carpooling from a designated parking area outside the Park and using our timed entry permit (leaders have purchased an entry permit for the 7:00am - 9am slot).

Driving over Mt. Rainier National Parks oldest vehicle suspension bridge, we will find our trailhead. The trail begins in a lovely forest of old western red cedar, Douglas-Fir and western hemlock. We will make our way up a series of switchbacks and then come into an open talus/meadow slope with more switchbacks. As we climb higher, we will have views of Mt. St Helens and Mt. Adams if the weather allows. Once we reach the Eagle Peak Saddle, we will find a spot to enjoy our lunch with outstanding views of Mt. Tahoma. After our lunch break, we will return to our vehicles the way we came.

Route/Place

Chutla, Eagle & Wahpenayo Peaks


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