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Shellrock Peak

Mount Rainier Area > Chinook Pass - Hwy 410
46.7157, -121.1654 Map & Directions
Length
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
2955 feet
Highest Point
6835 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Hard
The spine of Shellrock Peak. Photo by urbanefarmboy. Full-size image
  • Dogs allowed on leash

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

Scramble your way up to the top of Shellrock Peak for mountain views and a close-up look of columnar rocks. Continue reading

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Hiking Shellrock Peak

Shellrock Peak offers spectacular views of Mount Adams, the Goat Rocks, Mount St. Helens, and Mount Rainier. For geology enthusiasts, you can find some close-up looks at columnar rocks!

Shellrock Peak Trail 1132 does not actually summit Shellrock Peak. Rather, the trail runs on the east side of the Peak, connecting Ironstone 1141 with Rattlesnake Trail 1114.

To summit the peak, start at the Cash Prairie Trailhead and hike along Ironstone Mountain 1141 until you reach the Shellrock Peak 1132 junction. Hike a little further down and then you'll need to do some route finding and bushwhacking to the south shoulder of Shellrock Peak. Then it's a short scramble up to the peak.

WTA Pro Tip: There is no water on this hike, so be sure to bring enough water with you.

Shellrock Peak

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 46.7157, -121.1654 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

Access from U.S. Highway 12 to Bethel Ridge Road 1500. Take Forest Road 1500.199 to end of road, Cash Prairie.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Mount Rainier Area > Chinook Pass - Hwy 410

Shellrock Peak (#1132)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Naches Ranger District

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