Pinnacle Peak Trail (MRNP)

  • Watch for Hoary Marmots along the Pinnacle Peak Trail in Mount Rainier National Park.


Dogs No

2.5 (miles)


Out & Back

~1050 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)


Mount Rainier

Pinnacle Peak Trail is a moderate hike in Mount Rainier National Park that leads hikers to tremendous mountain vistas. The park says "on a clear day the spectacular view from the saddle makes this hike well worth the effort. To the north is a dramatic close up view of Mount Rainier and Paradise. To the south, one sees Mount Adams and Mount St. Helens in the foreground and Oregon's Mount Hood on the horizon. This is an excellent trail on which to see pikas and marmots." 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.

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

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