13 days ago

Great hike to kill some time. Deer will walk along beside you. Not many view points along the way up.

Moderately hard lol

We parked at the lot off of mud mountain rd and went up the trail at the south part of the peak. This trail while having an easier elevation gain also had more switchbacks. The views weren’t the best although there was a point about halfway up where you had a good view at the valley. The last 100 feet or so to the top you had to scale over small boulders, but was not that difficult

from the new parking lot you get a little bit more mileage

Awesome Hike! not a lot of great views and the top is heavily forested with tall trees so not much to see. but the 1000 ft elevation over a mile distance is excellent for a quick hard hit hike. I did it a couple weeks ago with my 2.5 yo som and he made it all the way to the top on his own two legs. did have to be carried most of the way down though...

hiking
1 month ago

It is very steep! Lots of rock and roots. Very cool!

hiking
2 months ago

had one section washed out and little to no trail markings. took a wrong turn and got a 6 mile hike out of it

hiking
2 months ago

Started at dawn after some rain fell, so I donned my microspikes a short way up the goat trail since it got a little slippery. extremely difficult on the way up, but pretty short, thankfully! I didn't see any distinct trail markers, so I'm not even sure if I "completed" it or not.

hiking
3 months ago

We use the back side of Mt. Peak fairly regularly. We stay off of the gravel road. There are so many other trails that are offshoots, and take you through the trees. You can hike every weekend, mix it up, and not take the same hike twice. Some trails are moderate. There is one trail that is strenuous, as it is basically a stretch of roots that you climb up, followed shortly by a long run of rocks you climb up to get to the top. We have found a little vista that looks out at Mt. Rainier, and over the valley. A tough hike some days, but we love it!

hiking
3 months ago

great trail. took a 12 year old, 8 year old, 7 year old and 9 month old all the way to the peak. it was strenuous only because I was carrying a kid in a backpack and I'm out of shape. it's basically a decent incline all the way up. We stuck to the main gravel trail but saw other little paths off in the woods. the trail is wide enough for a car and well traveled all the way up. there are also a couple rest areas with markers and picnic benches. saw people of all ages using the trail and lots of dogs. easy to find and use so 5 stars. oh yeah, there's also a bathroom facility by parking and a port-o-potty at the base of the trail. great view at the last rest area before the summit. is do this hike again!

hiking
4 months ago

Its a great trail if your looking for a workout... which I’m sure is the intention for the trail.
I’m not an experienced hiker but I scaled to the top. I was extremely winded though, I had to seriously push myself. There wasn’t too many viewpoints but it felt super cool looking down the hill and seeing how high you are. All in all I thought it was a cool hike. Heavily trafficked.

hiking
4 months ago

A quick short, steep work-out hike. No views at the top but on a clear day, you may be able to see the Rainier from some off trail points

Hiked the back of Pinnacle Peak on the first fine day in ages and it did not disappoint. The 'trail' is mostly gravel road until the loop at the end, so very easy (terrain wise) and very well maintained. On a clear day there would be a couple of great views of Rainier - today it was socked in.

The 'back-side' trail is MUCH easier than the trail on the other side :)

hiking
5 months ago

Lovely way to spend a Saturday morning.

hiking
5 months ago

Make sure to bring hiking poles for the goat trail. But definitely a good trail, right next to Enumclaw.

This was a great trail. My kids really loved it too. There is a nice spot at the very top to sit and you can find some good views of the surrounding mountains.

Great hike. I went up the goat trail which is steep. Will be hiking this again soon.

hiking
8 months ago

love this train for a quick afternoon hike!

I don't agree that it's easy, or suitable for all skill levels. I hope I can make it all the way up some day. What I saw was lovely.

In looking at all the otber reviews it seems like I wasnt on the same trail as them. Very steep. More steep than Rattlesnack Ridge.. Lots of rocks and roots to step over. No views....except for two spots.... flat open plain on south end with a metal picnic table in the middle of no where which allowed you to partially see Mt Rainer. There is also a cut off that does have a spectacular view of Mt Rainier on the southeast end.
Tbe peak had two wooden benches no view but was a nice place ro eat.
South loop had an easy smooth gravel walk but if you stay on it....it will curve to the left and comes to a straight up climb until rejoining the peak trail again.
Another hiker said she spotted a cougar.
Active trail with other hikers present but not packed.
No bathroom. Pot a potty.

Short but super steep, in less than a mile you go up 1000 feet in elevation, really tough cardio workout if you do it nonstop easy pace all the way to the top.

I was a bit disappointed in the views but it was a great workout. The trail is well maintained and there are plenty of other hikers.

hiking
10 months ago

very well maintained and short

good hike, no view from the top.

hiking
11 months ago

Loved it! Wish there was a better look out spot though. Definitely an intense hike. Great if you want something quicker but still a workout.

This was a really great hike and a really great work out. However I must say whoever rated this trail as easy or even moderate is out of their mind. This is really steep. We climbed Smith rock in Terrebone Oregon it was really difficult and this one is a lot more difficult.

hiking
11 months ago

I would not consider this Trail easy for kids! The loop idea is a stretch. We turned to take the trail down the backside and it was terrible. We survived, but it was difficult with stretches that were very steep. We were grateful when we ran into a frequent hiker who told us where to turn back to meet the main trail.

hiking
Saturday, June 03, 2017

Good climb & quick hike, but not much of a view at the top.

hiking
Friday, May 26, 2017

This is an awesome hike with so many different trails of all levels that you may never do the same hike twice. We hike this Mt. every Sunday, and enjoy the view from the hidden vista as people hike behind us not even knowing we are there. We prefer the Goat trail going up from the Cal Magnusson side because it is less traveled and more serene. They just put in a new parking lot on the other side with restrooms, and there are a couple offshoots that take you away from the main gravel road up and give you more peace and quiet.

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