Mt. Wow is a prominent scrambling peak located at the west boundary of Mt. Rainier National Park just north of the Nisqually entrance.  There are several routes on the peak- the most popular from the Nisqually Entrance. An alternate and shorter route is via Lake Allen from the West Side Road on the east side of the peak. All routes are off trail and good route finding skills are necessary. In good weather, the view of Mt. Rainier is “Wow!”

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Driving Distance from Portland 160 miles
Driving Time from Portland 3 hours
General Route Info sumitpost Peakbagger
Expected Duration Car to car in one day
Relevant Books Cascade Alpine Guide: Columbia River to Stevens Pass by Fred Beckey Climbing Washington's Mountains by Jeff Smoot 75 Scrambles in Washington by Peggy Goldman
Relevant Maps USGS: Mt. Rainier West Google map
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