Little Tahoma Peak Whitman Glacier

Cliffdell, Washington 98937

Little Tahoma Peak Whitman Glacier

Little Tahoma Peak: Whitman Glacier Professional Review and Guide

"Little Tahoma Peak is a satellite peak of Mount Rainier. Although Little Tahoma seems insignificant compared with its lofty neighbor, at least from a distance, it is in fact the third highest peak in Washington State. It is moderately popular and involves relatively easy glacier climbing with just a bit of loose rock scrambling to the summit, although that little bit is very loose and very scary, so much so that the Mountaineers give credit for the climb even if you stop well short of the summit.

Expect loose rock and wear a helmet. Except for the summit scramble, Little Tahoma is an enjoyable, relatively mild glacier climb. Even from below the summit, the views are exquisite, but from the top they are unsurpassed. You will get a frightening look down to the Emmons Glacier and Ingraham Glacier and views across the entire eastern part of Mount Rainier National Park, with several big volcanoes including Mount Adams, Mount Hood, Mount St. Helens, and Mount Baker rising in the distance. Because it involves glacier travel above 10,000 feet elevation, climbing Little Tahoma Peak requires a permit, which is available at the White River Ranger Station."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
8,600 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
10 - 12 hours trailhead to summit; best done as 2-day climb
Class 3
USGS Mount Rainier East; Green Trails # 270 (Mount Rainier East)
Local Maps
Grade I

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Nov 2018