Beautiful alpine summit with 360 degree views in the shadow of Mt. Rainier.
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Mountaineers BWT course hike. Participants include Nicole Hansen (leader), Allan Cady, Brienne Rose Costa, and Megan Miller.
Reference: Green Trails Bumping Lake, No 271. Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region, by Dan A. Nelson and Alan L. Bauer, No. 108 Norse Peak.
From Enumclaw drive east on State Route 410 (Chinook Pass Highway) about 34 miles and turn left (east) onto Crystal Mountain Road (Forest Road 7190) leading to the Crystal Mountain Ski Area. Drive 4.2 miles past milepost 4 to the fork at Gold Hill Road. The road sign is absent. Park on the south side of Crystal Mountain road and walk across the road to the fork. Walk .25 mile up Gold Hill road and you will find the Norse Peak trailhead on the left hand side.
Trailhead GPS coordinates (46.965259,-121.482811)
NW Forest Pass required.