Eagle Peak Trail is a hiking trail in Lewis County, Washington. It is within Mount Rainier National Park. It is 2.9 miles long and begins at 2,819 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,150 feet.
Eagle Peak Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"This trail is threatened by lack of use as well as perpetual flooding of the Nisqually River. The flooding doesn’t affect the trail itself, but it does potentially block access to the trail. In fact, the access road was lost in the 2006 floods, so before heading out, be sure to check with the ranger to make sure this route is accessible. If it is, you’ll find a long climb through forests leading to stellar views."
--Dan A. Nelson & Alan L. Bauer, Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park (The Mountaineers Books).
"This hike is a constant and strenuous ascent through varied terrain, ending with a spectacular view in the saddle between two peaks and offers a spectacular view of the south face of Mount Rainier.
For the first 2.0 miles, the trail makes a moderate to steep ascent by means of long switchbacks through lush forest. On the north end of most of the switchbacks, you can catch an obscured glimpse of an unnamed tributary of the Nisqually River. A full view of this tributary will come 2.1 miles into the hike as you cross the wooden bridge just past the halfway point."
--Heidi Radlinski and Mary Skjelset, Hiking Mount Rainier National Park - 4th Edition (Falcon Guides).
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