Muir Peak

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Washington, United States, North America
Hiking, Mountaineering, Scrambling
Spring, Summer, Fall
10188 ft / 3105 m
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Muir Peak
Created On: Nov 19, 2011
Last Edited On: Sep 1, 2016


Muir Peak is named after the naturalist John Muir, which the near by base camp was also named after. This Peak is unofficially named, some would call it Point 10188. Peakbagger recognizes this as a real peak.

Getting There

View Easy Directions from google maps to get exact directions from your location.
Getting there from Seattle:
Head south on I-5 towards Sea-Tac
Take exit 154A on the left to merge onto I-405 N toward Renton
Take exit 2 to merge onto WA-167 S toward Auburn
Take the exit onto WA-512 W toward WA-161 S/Puyallup/Olympia
Take the exit toward Eatonville
Turn left onto 31st Ave SW
Continue straight onto WA-161 S/Meridian Ave E
Turn right onto Larson St E
Turn left onto Mashell Ave S
Continue onto WA-161 S/Eatonville Lagrande Rd
Slight left onto WA-7 S/Mountain Hwy E/National Park Hwy
Continue onto Paradise-Longmire Rd/State Route 706
Turn right onto Paradise-Longmire Rd
Turn left to stay on Paradise-Longmire Rd

Red Tape

There is an entrance fee for entering Mount Rainier National Park unless you have a National Park Pass, Access Pass, or Annual Rainier Pass.

"Camping is allowed only on permanent snow or ice, or on bare ground areas previously used as campsites. Clearing new tent sites on rocky or snowfree areas is prohibited." -National Park Service

No Pets Allowed


Right below the summit is Camp Muir which means that as long as the number of campers do not exceed the limit, then you can camp.

Standard Route

From Paradise the trail goes to Camp Muir. From Camp Muir you go right and scramble up the rocks to the summit. A more detailed description is planned...

Gordon carefully Climbing the Last Section
Gordon Climbing the Last Section
Happy to have this View
Happy to have this View

Muir Peak Panorama
Muir Peak Panorama

Mountain Conditions

Mount Rainier is known for building it's own weather, so don't rely on the weather forecast alone.

For current weather information on Muir Peak check in with the Noaa Forecast. Constantly updating wind and temperature readings can be seen on Nwac for the base of this peak.

For Avalanche Conditions, check in with the Northwest Avalanche Center. (Limited based on the season)

Webcames can be seen on the NPS site, here is one for Camp Muir, Jackson Visitor Center, and Paradise Webcam.


Muir Peak Topographic Map
Muir Peak Topographic Map