Skyscraper Mountain Trail

Greenwater, Washington 98022

Skyscraper Mountain Trail

Skyscraper Mountain Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Never has sitting atop a Skyscraper been so enjoyable. Though no official trail leads to the mountaintop, this rounded peak is easily scaled by just about anyone. Indeed, summit seekers have beaten a boot track up the flank of the peak that rivals most established trails in the park. And from the summit, you’ll enjoy views that stretch from the ever-present Rainier to the south, to Mount Baker to the north. Just don’t expect complete solitude.

Even if no other human hikers scale the Skyscraper, you’ll find the local residents are typical nosy neighbors who have to check out any visitor. A small colony of marmots resides atop this peak, and I’ve yet to visit the top without having one of the big yellowbellied beasts popping out to check on my lunch. Enjoy visiting with the big beggars, but don’t share your food: the marmots don’t need your granola, and feeding them just encourages unneighborly behaviors on their part."

Skyscraper Mountain Trail Reviews

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7/28/2006
This is a great trail, easy hiking and nice views, even if it's cloudy, as it was today. The flowers are out!
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Trail Information

Greenwater
Nearby City
8.5
Distance
1,078 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
July–Oct
Season
6,400 feet
Trailhead Elevation
7,078 feet
Top Elevation
Sunrise Ranger Station
Local Contacts
Green Trails Mount Rainier East, No. 270
Local Maps