Back of Pinnacle Peak

MODERATE 20 reviews
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Back of Pinnacle Peak is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wilkeson, Washington that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
675 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

25 days ago

This is one of my go-to hikes. It’s great for a quick hike, but can be a little steep depending on which trail you choose. (Front side, back side, or the goat trails.) Not a great view of Rainier from the top, but there’s a lookout on the BACK side of Pinnacle Peak about .5 up.

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5 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!

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5 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!

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6 months ago

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 :)

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Saturday, January 09, 2016