Crystal Peak Trail is a 7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ashford, WA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
Climb this peak within the Mount Rainier National Park for great views of the massive volcano and surrounding peaks. Climb this peak for terrific views of Hood, St. Helens, Chimney Rock, Adams, Glacier Peak and of course the massive frame of Mt. Rainier up the valley. This is not Crystal Mountain which is the nearby peak with the ski resort. This is a must climb for visitors to Mount Rainier National Park.
beautiful view of mt rainer! grueling at times but well worth it. The trail itself is great...not rocky and few obstacles to trip on, which is nice. steep incine was tough today since it was so hot, especially when the trees thin out closer to the top! definitely try the crystal lakes trail too!