Dege Peak

Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

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A short climb to the top of Dege Peak affords views of Mount Rainier, the North Cascades, Mount Adams, Mount Baker, and Sunrise Lake. Although this hike is only 2.8 miles long, you climb uphill for the entire 1.4-mile trip to Dege Peak. Make sure to bring plenty of water, and pace yourself throughout the climb. From the top of Dege Peak, jaw-dropping scenery surrounds you in every direction.
Best Easy Day Hikes: Mount Rainier National Park

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Mount Rainier National Park

by Heidi Schneider (Falcon Guides)

A short climb to the top of Dege Peak affords views of Mount Rainier, the North Cascades, Mount Adams, Mount Baker, and Sunrise Lake.

Although this hike is only 2.8 miles long, you climb uphill for the entire 1.4-mile trip to Dege Peak. Make sure to bring plenty of water, and pace yourself throughout the climb. From the top of Dege Peak, jaw-dropping scenery surrounds you in every direction.

© 2012 Heidi Schneider/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Mount Rainier National Park
Distance: 2.8
Elevation Gain: 928 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: About 1.5 to 2 hours
Season: Mid-July through Sept
Features: Views
Local Contacts: White River Wilderness Information Center, (360) 569-6670; Sunrise Visitor Center, (360) 663-2425
Local Maps: USGS White River Park; Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Dege Peak

Recent Trail Reviews

7/18/2010
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Wonderful hike, especially the actual ascent up to the top. Mowitch Lake and Eunice Lake are clear and deep blue. There was still snow on the trail up at Eunice Lake but it was passable. The best part of this hike is the unmaintained trail at the lookout station that goes to the true peak of Tolmie Peak. According to my daughter, "you can't say you climbed Tolmie peak unless you go to the top". So off we went. I could only go halfway before my nerves got the best of me. I waited while my daughter continue on with the fearlessness of a mountain goat. I noticed while sitting on the ridge that the accoustics are so good that I could hear the people below at the lake as they talked. You can also see Mowitch Lake from the top. As you hike the trail be sure to take a short 200 ft detour at Insput Pass just for the view, its great.



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