"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." Read more
"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." Read more