Fay Peak Trail
The Fay Peak Trail is a 4.3 km lightly trafficked trail in Mount Rainier National Park that is rated as hard. This hike offers great views of the top over Mowich Lake, but it requires a good steep push to reach the summit. Make sure you bring bug spray for this one!
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Route Description for Fay Peak Trail
The hike on Fay Peak trail packs a good bit of sweat into a short hike, getting your heart rate up in exchange for panoramic views over Mowich Lake and the far northwestern corner of the park. We recommend bringing bug spray for this one, much like most other trails in Mount Rainier National Park.
The trail begins in Mowich Lake Campground, following the Wonderland Trail around the southeastern side of the lake and picking up Knapsack Pass Trail just past the ranger station. Where Knapsack Pass Trail and Pay Peak Trail meet, keep right onto Fay Peak.
Wind your way towards the peak, preparing for a final steep push to the 1,922 m summit. From the top, enjoy views over Mowich Lake and beyond. To return, simply retrace your steps back to the lake.
Getting to the Fay Peak Trail Trailhead
The trailhead for the Fay Peak hike is found at the Mowich Lake Campground. Drive to the eastern terminus of Mowich Lake Road and park in the hiker’s parking area.
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