Crystal Peak Trail

MODERATE 35 reviews
#45 of 118 trails in

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 best used from June until October.

DISTANCE
6.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,995 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.

3 months ago

This was my second time up to the peak but the first time I had such incredible views of Washington and Oregon's peaks. Not many people on the trail. The elk were bugling in the valley and the fall colors were spectacular.

4 months ago

go on a clear day and you can see mt. Baker to the north and mt. hood, adams, and st Helen's to the south

5 months ago

Beautiful 6 volcano view at the top. great workout

6 months ago

Sweeping views

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6 months ago

First time up this trail and it starts out gaining altitude quickly. I climbed up into the clouds (well clouds passing through anyways) and actually got caught in a couple of little snow bursts! Nothing serious. The views from the top are amazing looking right down on Crystal lake and over towards the Sourdough Gap.

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6 months ago

Uphill, sometimes relatively steeply, all the way. But the views on the way up, and the 360 degree views at the summit are so worth it. Rainier, Adams, Hood, and Goat Rocks. Started very early, and on a Tuesday. No one seen until near the top....perhaps 10 seen all day, most of them going up when I was descending. Early wildflowers seen. Great hike.

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7 months ago

Challenging with amazing views! We went in May and there was a good amount of snow at the peak which made things difficult.

Thursday, November 02, 2017

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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Wednesday, August 02, 2017

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.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Great hike. Wildflowers are in full bloom

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

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

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

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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