Shriner Peak Trail is a hiking trail in Pierce County, Washington. It is within Mount Rainier National Park. It is 3.8 miles long and begins at 2,426 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,467 feet. The trail ends near the Shriner Peak Lookout observation tower and Shriner Peak (elevation 5,778 feet).
Shriner Peak Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"A steep climb to a lookout offers spectacular views of the “Four Sisters”: Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, Mount Hood, and Mount St. Helens. This is a very tough, steep hike.
The steepness, combined with little shade and limited water sources, might make this hike seem undesirable, but we can not emphasize enough how incredible the view is from the top of Shriner Peak. You can see the whole east side of Mount Rainier National Park and many other Cascades rising in the distance. Just remember to bring plenty of water, and start early in the morning."
--Heidi Radlinski and Mary Skjelset, Hiking Mount Rainier National Park - 4th Edition (Falcon Guides).
"The old lookout cabin that served decades as guard against wildfires still stands atop Shiner Peak, though now it’s a historic reminder of a bygone era. These cabins-on-stilts no longer serve as the first line of defense. Today’s watch towers are much higher—satellites monitor lightning strikes, and if needed, airplanes do reconnaissance to check for smoke. Shriner’s summit tower serves only as a hikers’ rest area with glorious views of the eastern reaches of Mount Rainier National Park, as well as the western peaks of the William O. Douglas Wilderness Area to the east. The trail is long and steep, but the views from the end are worth any effort to get there."
--Dan A. Nelson & Alan L. Bauer, Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park (The Mountaineers Books).
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