Fuhrer Finger

Yakima, Washington 98909

Fuhrer Finger

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Fuhrer Finger ski descent from the summit of Mount Rainier is an exceptional line—not just for the Pacific Northwest, but anywhere in the world. Many mountain ranges have big ski lines, but a drop of 10,600 feet of continuous fall-line skiing is very hard to come by. While the steepest skiing never exceeds 40 degrees, the cumulative amount of required skills makes the Fuhrer Finger a serious endeavor and an unforgettable experience.

When driving up toward Paradise from Longmire, you will drive over the Nisqually Bridge. If you have two cars available, you can drop one of the cars at the parking lot just before the bridge and then shuttle up to the Paradise parking lot. Once you have checked in with the climbing rangers and have obtained your climbing permit, park the second car in the lower parking lot (below the old visitors center), and start your tour here."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
18.5 km (12 miles)
9,030 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
2-3 days
5,380 feet
Trailhead Elevation
14,410 feet
Top Elevation
Mount Rainier West and Mount Rainier East
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Dec 2018