Crystal Peak

Grand views await you here, as Crystal Peak stands between the stunning spires of the Norse Peak Wilderness and the mighty summit of Mount Rainier's northeastern flank. You might encounter elk; you'll surely see soaring hawks and/or eagles; and if you time it right, you'll be waist deep in huckleberries on the upper slopes of the peak. If the berries aren't ripe yet, no worries--you'll find wildflowers in bloom along the way.

Location
Mt. Rainier -- NE - Sunrise / White River
Mount Rainier National Park
Statistics
Roundtrip 8.0 miles Elevation Gain 3100 ft Highest Point 6595 ft
Features
Wildflowers/Meadows
Mountain views
Summits
Wildlife
Dogs not allowed
National Park Pass
Green Trails Mount Rainier East Map No. 270
Driving Directions:

From Enumclaw, drive east 42 miles on State Route 410 to the trailhead parking lot on the right, just 4.5 miles after passing through the park's entryway arch.

From Day Hiking Mt. Rainier by Dan Nelson

Please don't forget gas money for drivers!

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  • azar

    Than you Bonnie for another great hike.

    July 29, 2013

  • Paul

    Wonderful hike-- lovely trail, stupendous scenery, great bunch of folks to share the day with. Thanks Bonnie!

    July 28, 2013

  • Lucia C C.

    The view it was AMAZING!! One of my best hikes ever! I almost touched Mt Rainier! Bonnie, thank you for organizing this hike! We have an awesome group! Interesting conversation and fun!

    July 28, 2013

  • Bill V

    Good tread, opens to panorama views early, 360 degree views from the top. Unusually clear skies, a few clouds, and few bugs. All made for a very good hike. Thanks Bonnie for a really pleasant day!

    July 27, 2013

  • Dave P.

    Another perfect hike, great weather great friends. Thanks Bonnie

    July 27, 2013

  • Peter

    Thank you Bonnie for another wonderful hike and for driving too.

    July 27, 2013

  • Casey

    Fabulous day, blue skies, hillsides of wildflowers, views of Adams, Helen's, Hood. Rainier right in our faces. Lots of laughs and good conversation.. Another great hike from Bonnie.

    July 27, 2013

  • Paul

    Bonnie, would you be willing to try the Enumclaw Starbucks rendezvous point again? If not, no problem, will see you folks at trailhead.

    July 26, 2013

  • Peter

    I read and will abide by the guidelines.

    July 25, 2013

  • Dave P.

    I would like to carpool from Olympia. I would like to be a
    rider this hike if possible.If some one could step up as a driver although I could drive as a last resort.

    July 24, 2013

    • Dave P.

      6:20 at Martin Way Park and ride

      July 25, 2013

    • azar

      See you at 6:20 at martin Park and ride, Dave.

      July 25, 2013

  • Paul

    I have read and will abide by the guidelines. Looking forward to it!

    July 24, 2013

  • azar

    Any carpool from Olympia?

    July 23, 2013

  • Dave P.

    I have read and will follow guidelines.

    July 14, 2013

  • Lucia C C.

    I have read and will abide by guidelines

    April 11, 2013

  • Bill V

    I have read and will abide by the guidelines.

    April 8, 2013

  • Casey

    I read and will abide by the guidelines.

    April 7, 2013

  • Mischellean

    Sorry still on vacation

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • azar

    I have read and will abide by guidelines

    April 7, 2013

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