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Crystal Peak Trail

9 reviews #26 hike out of 275 in
7.4 mi
Distance
3 hrs 20 min
Time
terrain
2,936 ft
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Overview

This is a moderate out and back trail to Crystal Peak in Mount Rainier National Park.

This trail goes by Crystal Lake Trailhead.


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    3 weeks, 6 days ago
    Constant up but not too steep except for beginning mile. Excellent tread easy on the feet. Fabulous views at the top: of course Rainier but also Adams, Mt St Helens, Hood, Glacier to the north. Variety of flowers especially beargrass. TH says 7.8 miles RT but my Gaia tracked 8, consistent with guidebooks. Good early season hike since no snow by early July. Also not fa from Seattle.so convenient, most hike to Crystal Lakes.
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    3 years ago
    Got to see all 6 volcanoes. Go on a clear day. Hike is pretty difficult. Go early to beat the crowds.
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gilbert6951 2 years ago
Crystal Peak
Lovely trail, very good tread; great variety of wildflowers: paintbrush, penstemon, lupine, bear grass, tiger lilies, queens cup, etc. At top, views of Hood, Adams, St Helens, Baker, Glacier Peak and wonderful views of Rainier. Start early by 8:30 to avoid crowds on a weekday. Moderately strenuous.
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dooitup 3 years, 2 months ago
Crystal peak
Great hike. Fantastic views of Rainier, Crystal lakes,...
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suzgoldman 3 years, 11 months ago
Track (9/2/18, 8:09:49AM) Crystal Mountain
Donna, Terri, Amy 6 peaks Awesome hikr
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skentch 1 year, 10 months ago
Crystal Creek to Crystal Peak
Little longer than 3.41 miles
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