Little Tahoma

Little Tahoma Peak

If you've seen Mount Rainier, you've probably seen Little Tahoma, its satellite peak to the southeast standing at more than 11,000 feet in elevation. In fact, it would be the third highest peak in Washington if it were considered on its own.

Little Tahoma is part of ancient Mount Rainier, which has been eroded over time. Can you imagine how high Mount Rainier must have been so long ago?

Climbing Little Tahoma is a fun technical challenge. The final ascent is an 800+ foot scramble up the rocky east ridge, which culminates in stunning views of the glaciers and the Mount Rainier summit. It's a truly unique and amazing experience.

The most common way to access Little Tahoma is through Summerland, a popular hiking destination near White River. Summerland is a great place for a day hike in the summer, when the meadows are filled with wildflowers.

There are also great views from Sunrise, if you take the Burroughs Mountain Trail. If you're looking for a challenging and rewarding experience at Mount Rainier, I highly recommend getting up to see Little Tahoma. You don’t have to climb to the top, just get up close. It's an unforgettable experience that you'll never forget.