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    Pinnacle Peak Loop Trail

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    4.8 km
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    319 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Pinnacle Peak Loop Trail is a 4.8 km hike in Pinnacle Peak Park that sees heavy traffic and is moderately difficult. This hike is steep but quite short, making it easy to complete in an hour or two for most hikers. While the first ⅔ of the trail is a bit less interesting, the views of Mount Rainier from the top make it a worthwhile adventure.

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    Route Description for Pinnacle Peak Loop Trail

    Pinnacle Peak is one of the quickest peaks you can bag without driving too far from Seattle, making it a favorite with weekenders. It’s a steep trail, but it’s quite short, so you’ll earn your views without needing to spend much time on the mountain. We recommend downloading a GPS track as the trail can get overgrown in spots.

    Begin from the corner of the access road loop, turning right onto SE 481st St and following this until the trail just off on the left. Take this trail, keeping left at the next junction. Continue straight through the next set of intersecting trails to head up the mountain.

    The final half mile or so is the steepest, but you’ll be treated to a great view of Mount Rainier at the top. Continue off the summit to the south, keeping left at the next junction to descend past the interpretive signage and picnic area.

    Getting to the Pinnacle Peak Loop Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for Pinnacle Peak Loop Trail is off the park access loop road.

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      Yes - On Leash

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      Older Children only

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