Norse Peak Trail

HARD 11 reviews

Norse Peak Trail is a 7.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Enumclaw, Washington that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.9 miles
2887 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



horseback riding

mountain biking


trail running





From Puyallup, east 47 miles on State Highway 410 to Crystal Mountain Road (Forest Service Road 7190). Turn left and drive 4 miles to Forest Service Road 7190-410. Parking is on the right side of Crystal Mountain Road (Forest Service Road 7190); the signed trailhead is several hundred yards up Forest Service Road 7190-410.

2 months ago

Did this trail again for the second weekend in a row. While it was once again great, we were wondering why we were the only ones on it two weekends in a row. As we were leaving, we noticed a small sign off to the side of the trail saying the trail was closed until December 31, 2018!

2 months ago

Didn’t realize we were on this particular trail until we came up to the sign on the trail saying Norse Peak. We only went part way and turned around. We were in snowshoes and brought the dog with us. Great scenery and great workout! Tons of snow when we were on it over the weekend, however there was a warming trend so not sure what the conditions are now.

7 months ago

Tough hike but well worth it beautiful meadows

Monday, August 03, 2015

Definitely a rewarding and beautiful hike. Getting to the lake we had to home through Bullion Basin trail to Norse Peak and then take the pct to the cutoff for Basin Lake on the right. It's a steady climb to the top so with enough time, anyone could get into this lake. We backpacked in and stayed for the night. Fishing was decent with 10 inches being the biggest we caught. The best camp site is on the far end of the lake so make the walk around. Animals (elk, goats and foxes) were abundant and provided some entertainment on the way in and out. Take your camera cause it's definitely scenic. Happy hiking.

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Long but beautiful hike. Made it to the peak and got to see some white goats. The view from the top was worth the hike. I might consider backpacking if I do this one again and spend more time hiking down to the lake.

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Sunday, August 07, 2016

rock climbing
Monday, July 11, 2016

Tuesday, August 26, 2014