Eagle Peak Trail (MRNP)

  • Twin Flower along the Eagle Peak Trail in Mount Rainier National Park.

Hiking

Dogs No

Summit

7.2 (miles)

 Difficult

Out & Back

~2955 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Washington

Mount Rainier

Eagle Peak Trail is a tough hike in Mountain Rainier National Park that rewards hikers with old growth forests and tremendous mountain scenery. The park says "most of the trail lies in old growth forest. Lush subalpine flower fields surround the last .5 mile of the trail. Panoramic views await hikers who reaches Eagle Peak Saddle." Mount Rainier has plenty of camping available. Cougar Rock Campground is located in the southwest section of the park, Ohanapecosh Campground is in the southeast, White River is in the northeast section and Mowich Lake is a small tent only campground in the northwest section of Mount Rainier.

History

"This peak was originally known as Sim-layshe, a Native American word for eagle. When the Longmire family settled nearby, George Longmire anglicized the name to Eagle Peak." (NPS)

Red Tape

Entrance, Camping and Backcountry Fees
Contact: Mount Rainier National Park 55210 238th Ave East Ashford, WA 98304

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