Hike: Crystal Mountain Loop | Visit Rainier

Hike: Crystal Mountain Loop

Area: Crystal Mountain
Hike Type: Mountain ridge Pass: NW Forest Pass
Distance: 12.7 mi RT Duration: 8 hrs Difficulty Level: Difficult
Snow-Free: mid July – Oct High Point: 6,872 Elevation Gain: 2,900

Features: sweeping alpine views, wildflowers, dog-friendly, alpine meadows

Most folks know Crystal Mountain as a topnotch ski resort. But ambitious hikers can enjoy this long broad multi-summited mountain, too. Follow an adventurous trail through forests, meadows, and across ski slopes to a ridgeline traverse of the lofty mountain. In summer, admire a dazzling array of blossoming wildflowers. Throughout hiking season feast on sweeping horizon-spanning views. And stand mouth agape at the many close-up views of majestic Mount Rainier along the way.

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