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Crystal Peak - Mount Rainier National Park

Climb this peak within the Mount Rainier National Park for great views of the massive volcano and surrounding peaks.
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 5.5 miles
Duration: Half day
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Overview :  Climb this peak for terrific views of Hood, St. Helens, Chimney Rock, Adams, Glacier Peak and of course the massive frame of Mt.... more »

Tips:  The trailhead is about 0.5 miles north of the turnoff for Sunrise on Highway 410 in Rainier National Park. No dogs are allowed on... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Crystal Peak Trailhead

Park here on highway 410 and head up the trail crossing a creek on footbridge towards Crystal Peak and Upper Crystal Lake

2. Trail Junction

Here you will take the trail to the right that heads towards Crystal Peak. If you go straight you will end up following above Crystal Peak up the stream valley towards Upper Crystal Lake where there are campsites. When you go write you will soon cross over Crystal Creek where you can fill up water for the alpine climb. You will soon be climbing... More

3. Crystal Peak Summit

At 6,596 feet you are at the top of Crystal Peak. You will have spectacular views of Hood, Glacier, Adams, Hood Chimney Rock and of course Rainier. You will also have a great view down towards Upper Crystal Lake from the top.