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    Dege Peak Trail

    Difficulty
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    Moderate
    Duration
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    1.5-2.5h
    Distance
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    6.4 km
    Elevation
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    183 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Dege Peak Trail is a 6.4 km lightly trafficked hike in Mount Rainier National Park that offers a unique view of Mount Rainier, backing up your viewpoint a bit to offer a panoramic glimpse of the mountain and the park’s surrounding peaks. With an unobstructed view at the top, this hike delivers a lot for a very reasonable effort.

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    Route Description for Dege Peak Trail

    While many trails in the Sunrise area take you up close to Rainier, the Dege Peak Trail takes things back a bit, giving you a more panoramic view of the peak and the surrounding scenery. This trail is generally lightly trafficked despite the great panorama at the top, so it’s a perfect choice to get away from the crowds while still enjoying fantastic views.

    The trail begins from Sunrise. Walk north past the restrooms and go up the large stairs. Walk through Yakima Park to a Y-intersection, where you’ll keep right.

    After a half-mile, you’ll crest the ridge, from where you can see Huckleberry Basin. Hike underneath Antler Peak, then about two miles in, a spur trail to the left leads you to the peak. From here, you can see Rainier, Mount Adams, Mount St. Helens, Glacier Peak, and the Cowlitz Chimneys.

    When you’re ready, return the way you came.

    Getting to the Dege Peak Trail Trailhead

    To get to the trailhead for the Dege Peak Trail from the White River entrance to Mount Rainier National Park, take Sunrise Road to the last hairpin turn. Here, you’ll pass the Sunrise Point parking lot. Go on to the last parking lot where the lodge is. While the hike can be started from Sunrise Point, there are facilities at the Visitor Center.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      No

    • When to do

      July-October

    • Pets allowed

      No

    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      Moderate

    • Route Type

      Out and back

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