Bismarck Peak is centrally located in the William O Douglas Wilderness, which is named for the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice who grew up in Yakima, and had a summer cabin in Goose Prairie which is surrounded by his wilderness. Douglas reportedly camped on Bismarck Peak.
Bismarck is one of the more prominent peaks east of Mount Rainier, along with Mount Aix which is 2 miles northeast of Bismarck and separated by the Hindoo Creek valley. Bismarck is situated northeast of Pear Butte and northwest of Rattlesnake Peaks. The 14 mile trail approach to the summit culminates in a gentle ridge hike on the southeast flank from the Rattlesnake Peaks Trail (#1100).
The land is administered by the Wenatchee National Forest and information about permits, road and trail conditions should be directed to:
Naches Ranger District Station, 10237 US Highway 12, Naches, WA 98937 (509)653-1400
Refer to Fred Beckey’s Cascade Alpine Guide, Volume 1, for additional route information on Bismarck Peak.
|Best months for climbing:||May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct|
|Nearest major airport:||Yakima, WA|
|Convenient Center:||Naches, WA|
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