Located in the foothills of Mount Rainier lies the Pack Experimental Forest. This is a multiple use conservationist park that was donated by Charles Lathrop Pack back in 1926 to the University of Washington in order to conserve Washington State Forest for many years to come. This park basically contain a group of foothills south of Eatonville and west of Mount Rainier National Park. As time as gone along this park as become more focused on classroom usage and sustainable use. You will see a number of educational areas while at this park. This summit is located on the eastern end of the park. It is a double summit peak with just under 200 feet of prominence and the name of this peak has no official name and information on this peak is not well noted. I decided to note it with the name of "Eatonville Viewpoint" because of it's excellent views of nearby Eatonville and its stunning views of Mount Rainier.
Tahoma making its presence known
Both high points have communication towers on them. The western top is the higher top whereas the eastern summit has the better views. Being on the eastern end this area does not receive much traffic. However this peak does have by far the best views of the Experimental Forest and is the only peak in the park to have excellent views of Mount Rainier. There is also an excellent view towards the town of Eatonville and to the south as well. Reaching the summit requires a fire road walk of 2.5 miles round-trip and 500 feet of elevation gain. One can easily combine this peak with other hikes in the park.
The Maane Event worshipping Tahoma!!
Camping is prohibited on the trails. However there is designated accommodations within the park. Check out information on the Conference Center Website