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Pets allowed
Yes
Elevation Gain
?
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
2.40 mi (3.86 km)
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Mount Peak is the local name for Pinnacle Peak, and the Cal Magnusson Trail that gets you to the top is a very popular local hike. It's short, ranging from 25-50 minutes from the parking lot to the top. It's also easily accessible via a 5 minute drive from downtown Enumclaw, and the workout is intense. Due to the rough, steep terrain, locals often do laps on this trail to train for summit climbs up Mount Rainier. 

The trail is surrounded by thick woods all the way up, and you'll have occasional views of Enumclaw and the entire plateau sprawling out below. Overhanging trees are dense enough to provide a comfortable amount of shelter on rainy days. Be warned that during wet weather the trail can be very slick, and many hikers hobble down with sprained ankles.

Interestingly, the top of Mount Peak once hosted a fire lookout, but all that remains is the foundation and two long benches that locals have erected. There is no true view at the top of Mount Peak because of the heavily wooded landscape. If you head south toward Mount Rainier and pick your way along the network of small trails, however, you will find a quaint stone bench nestled in a small clearing that provides a stunning view.

Be aware that several informal trails branch toward the top, and it is easy to become disoriented. 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Short, intense, hike.

Cons

Steep trail. Limited views from summit.

Trailhead Elevation

740.00 ft (225.55 m)

Net Elevation Gain

1,060.00 ft (323.09 m)

Address

276th Ave SE
47006
Enumclaw, WA 98022
United States

Features

Big vistas
Wildflowers

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Comments

04/30/2016
It was a B-E-A-Utiful day to get out and have an adventure. We made the scenic drive form Graham to Enumclaw via Orting. The trail head was very simple to find as we pulled up and even with the many vehicles parked along the road there was plenty of room to find parking. We unloaded our two pups and loaded the newest adventurer, my 9month old son, in out kelty child pack and up we went. The sun was out and sky was clear as we peered thru the trees to catch a glimpse of the scenery when we could. Our legs started to burn as there is a constant climb to the top, but the short trail makes for a quick hike. The trail on the way up was moist but not muddy. The traffic was fair but it did not feel crowded until the summit where there was not much room to sit and eat lunch as we always do. The climb down was quick and simple as we passed many friendly hikers of all ages. Overall a great day outside and many more to come.
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