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Double Peak

Double Peak is one of the least climbed mountains in Mount Rainier National Park. It is a double summited rough looking peak with no trails gaining one good access. It is a scramble but because of the bushwhacking required to reach the good stuff, you'll need to prepare mentally for this one.
Distance: 4 miles
Summit Elevation: 6,199 feet
Elevation Gain: 3,700 feet
Access: Paved
Take Hwy 410 east through Enumclaw and Greenwater to Cayuse Pass. At the pass take Hwy 123 and drive about 6 miles south to the East Owhigh Lakes Trailhead on the west side of the highway. You could also go about a mile further to some small pullouts if you wanted to bushwhack down to the trail avoiding extra walking. This trailhead is easy to miss, follow along on a park map.
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From the Owhigh Lakes trailhead on Hwy 123, drop 300 feet on the trail and hike the trail south for about a mile, crossing three creeks. After the third creek, climb up its south side through forests for 2,000 vertical. . This is a bushwack and not pleasant. You eventually emerge in a basin, now gain the ridge by veering left. When directly under the twin-summited peak, scramble up loose scree on the left side of the Southwest Peak. Go up a narrow gully, then traverse right on the north side of the ridge under cliffs. A final gully will get you back to the summit ridge. A bit of class 3 traversing will get you to the summit.
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Image from Summitpost.org of Double Peak taken from Shriner Peak Lookout
Image from Summitpost.org of Double Peak taken from Tamanos Mountain
Cowlitz Chimneys
Cowlitz Chimneys
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Scree field at 5,200 feet
Double Peak
Double Peak in route
Summit area of Double Peak