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Mount Rainier National Park: Crystal Peak

This rugged 7.7-mile dayhike in the park’s wild, remote northeast corner climbs more than 3,000 feet to five-star views unfolding in all directions.

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INFO For information on permits, current trail and camp conditions, and wilderness guidelines, go to nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/wilderness-camping-and-hiking.htm.

PERMIT A wilderness permit is required for all overnight camping in the backcountry. Reservations requests accepted by fax or mail, starting on March 15th of each year ($20/reservation). Download form at nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/wilderness-reservation-information.htm.

CONTACT Mt. Rainier National Park, (360) 569-2211; nps.gov/mora

-Mapped by Alan Bauer, Alan Bauer Photography

To Trailhead

From Enumclaw, WA, drive SE on WA 410 to the national park boundary. Continue 4.5 mi. to trailhead on L. Park on either side of the road.

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