Pinnacle Saddle/CANCELLED due to weather.

This hike is subject to change depending on the weather.

Pinnacle Saddle resides in the Tatoosh Range, a craggy line of mountains due south of Rainier. This range sits well apart from Mount Rainier and its collection of smaller sibling summits nestled along its flank, but it offers one of the best "Mount Rainier experiences" you'll find. The climb is steep and rugged at times, but the payoff is the best views of the big mountain's south face you'll ever find.

Location
Mt. Rainier -- SW - Cayuse Pass / Steven's Canyon
Longmire Wilderness Information Center
Statistics
Roundtrip: 3.5 miles
Elevation Gain/Highest Point: 1150 ft/6000 ft
Features
Wildflowers/Meadows
Mountain views
Wildlife
User info
Dogs not allowed
National Park Pass
Map
Green Trails Paradise No 270s
Driving Directions:

From Enumclaw, drive east about 47 miles on State Route 410 to the junction with SR 123 at Cayuse Pass. Stay right (straight ahead) to merge onto SR 123-Cayuse Pass Highway. Drive south about 11.5 miles to the junction with the Stevens Canyon Road. Turn right (west) and pass through the Stevens Canyon Entrance to the park. About 17 miles from SR 123, park at the Reflections Lake parking area. Look for the trail on the south side of the road near the western end of the parking area.

From the west, via Paradise, drive SR 706 through the Nisqually Entrance and continue a little less than 16 miles east to the trailhead on the south side of Stevens Canyon Road.
From Day Hiking:Mt. Rainier National Park Trails by Nelson & Bauer

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  • Charlotte S.

    I have read the guidelines and will abide by them.

    September 19, 2013

  • Casey

    I sent an e-mail, asking that everyone, except Richard and Phillip, reconfirm for this hike. It's been posted for months and since there is a waiting list, want to make sure that everyone gets to hike, if they want to go.
    ALSO-you MUST comply with instructions unless you have a star by your name. Please read the discussion board about what is needed to hike with us and state that you have read and will comply with that. Thanks.

    September 19, 2013

  • Phillip Mark I.

    I Have Read and Abide by the guidelines.

    September 13, 2013

  • Bonnie

    Thank you Casey for taking over this hike!!!

    September 2, 2013

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    A former member

    I read the guidelines and will abide by them.

    August 5, 2013

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