Crystal Peak Trail

MODERATE 16 reviews
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Crystal Peak Trail is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ashford, Washington 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.

DISTANCE
6.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2995 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

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.

6 months ago

Incredible 10/31/17 hike! No snow cover yet, great views of Ranier plus Adams, Hood, St Helens, and Baker. Tough but worth it!

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9 months ago

Fantastic. Steady ascent, knees talking to us on the way down. wild flowers amazing in the meadows. views of Rainier after about 4700 ft. from the top you see several peaks and the crystal lakes below. dry, dusty trail conditions.

10 months ago

Great hike. Wildflowers are in full bloom

hiking
10 months ago

Very nice trail. Took me 2 hours 13 minutes to summit yesterday and could see 5 of the volcanos early then clouds came in.

10 months ago

Beautiful wildflowers, well maintained trails, gorgeous views of Mt Rainier

hiking
10 months ago

My wife and I hiked to Crystal Peak near Mount Rainier. The view of Mount Rainier was magnificent.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

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!

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