Eroded away from a much larger Rainier volcano, this peak can be a fairly uncrowded moderately technical climb within Rainer Nat Park. Great views of the classic Rainer routes may be had from the summit. Note the $30 per head (ouch!) climber fee the NPS now charges for Lil' Tahoma, as well as for it's larger neighbor. Check the NPS web site for current permit requirements.

Other Information
Driving Distance from Portland 180 miles
Driving Time from Portland 4 hours
Expected Duration Car to car in two or more days
Relevant Books Cascade Alpine Guide: Columbia River to Stevens Pass by Fred Beckey
Relevant Maps USGS 7 minute series, Mt. Rainier East
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