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This Saddle offers a truly unique view of Mount Rainer and her neighboring peaks. Facing north is a spectacular view of Mount Rainier and Paradise, and to the south is a magnificent horizon featuring Mount Adams, Mount St. Helens, and Oregon's Mount Hood on the horizon!

Short Hike: Parking for this trailhead can be found along Stevens Canyon Road alongside the Reflection Lakes. Head across from the lakes to reach the Pinnacle Peak trailhead, and then take the trail all the way until it forks, leading you right to the Saddle.

There is an additional option to climb up Pinnacle Peak, however the National Park Service doesn't maintain the trail beyond the Saddle so proceed at your own risk.

Gem Type: Viewpoint

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Connor White

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Aug 10, 2020
Cynthia Fox
Lovely to see both directions
Aug 8, 2019
Connor White
A stunning view of Rainer, Hood, and Adams that is definitely a must-see! The fog line coming in made it even more beautiful!

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