Plummer Peak is an easy dayhike in the Tatoosh range of Mt Rainier National Park that has big rewards for little effort. Locate the trailhead across the road from Reflection Lakes. The Pinnacle Saddle Trail climbs easily along a beautiful trail that starts in cool forest and in less than a mile begins to open up to views of Mt Rainier. At 1.3 miles the maintained trail reaches the saddle between Pinnacle Peak and Plummer Peak. From the saddle find the path that continues southwest up the slopes of Plummer Peak. This is mostly a walk up except for the final 30 feet which will require hands to scramble up through some trees. From the summit, one can see Mt Adams, Mt Hood, Mt St Helens, the Goat Rocks, Mt Rainier, and of course the rest of the Tatoosh range. Take an ice axe if you go early or late in the season when snow still covers the slopes. The peak is named for Fred G. Plummer of Tacoma. In 1899, Fred Plummer, a United States Geological Survey engineer, completed the first comprehensive survey and mapping of the Mount Rainier Forest Reserve. He was one of several local enthusiatic supporters who advocated for the establishment of Mt. Rainier National Park in the late 1800's and later suggested that a road from the southwest corner of the park to Paradise Park be built.
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct|
|Nearest major airport:||Seattle-Tacoma|
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NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
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