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Pinnacle Peak

 4.6 (8)

Length


3.3 Miles 5.3 Kilometers


1,568' 478 m

Ascent

-1,567' -478 m

Descent

18%

Avg Grade (10°)

73%

Max Grade (36°)

6,488' 1,978 m

High

4,921' 1,500 m

Low

Shared By Tom Robson

Conditions


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Leave the beauty of Reflection Lakes and Stevens Canyon for a higher Rainier vantage point.

Tom Robson

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Treat water before drinking. Fires are prohibited. No pets on trails.

Overview

Pinnacle Peak is situated in the middle of the Tatoosh Range and at an elevation of 6,562 feet it's the second highest peak in the range. On a clear day, the spectacular view from the saddle makes this route well worth the effort. To the north is a dramatic close up view of Mount Rainier and Paradise. To the south, views of Mount Adams and Mount St. Helens in the foreground and Oregon's Mount Hood on the horizon.

Need to Know

There is no designated camp along this trail, nor atop the Tatoosh Range. Permits are required for camping. Permits and current trail conditions are available at park-wide from wilderness information centers, ranger stations, and visitor centers.

Description

Drive east either from Longmire or Paradise on the Stevens Canyon Road to the parking area at Reflection Lakes. The trailhead is on the south side of the road.

The trail begins with a gradual ascent but soon becomes a steep climb to the 5,920-foot saddle where the trail ends. Hiking boots are recommended since this trail has either a snow or loose rock surface all summer.

Flora & Fauna

This is an excellent trail on which to see pikas and marmots.

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Oct 8, 2017
Alex Savage
There was snow halfway up the trail but wasn’t to bad 1.3mi
Sep 12, 2017
Ben Rome
Sep 9, 2017
Wendi Bowman
Sep 2, 2017
Eric Lowe
Hot and sunny, crumbly rock, but dry conditions.
Sep 1, 2017
Erin Blaine
Aug 20, 2017
Allison Grefsrud
Lovely!!!
Aug 20, 2017
Jake Riley
Nice view of The mountain from the top! 3mi
Jul 29, 2017
Greg Gray
4mi

Trail Ratings

  4.6 from 8 votes

#4

in Paradise

#1419

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  4.6 from 8 votes
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#4

in Paradise

#76

in Washington

#1,419

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753 Since Mar 5, 2015
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