Featured Hikes

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Bullion Basin Loop

Area: Crystal Mountain Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: No Pass Req Distance: 8.1 mi RT Duration: 2-3 hrs Difficulty Level:...

About Hiking at (and near) Mt. Rainier

Hiking trails lead to many of the most beautiful spots of Mt. Rainier National Park: Crystalline high mountain lakes, cascading waterfalls, meandering streams, sub-alpine meadows carpeted in flowers, and peaks offering vistas of the glaciers of Rainier. The granddaddy of them all is the famous Wonderland Trail, a multi-day journey covering over 93 miles that encircles the entire mountain. Use the sortable list below or the interactive map to find the perfect hike for you, your friends or your family.

Hikes

Title Difficulty Distance Duration Elevation Gain Snow-Free Pass Required
Title Difficulty Distance Duration Elevation Gain Snow-Free Pass Required
Federation Forest State Park Easy 01.5 mi Loop 1.5 hrs 0 Year Round DiscoverPass
Flaming Geyser State Park Easy 02.5 mi Loop 1 hr 300 Year Round DiscoverPass
Nolte State Park Easy 01.4 mi Loop 1 hr 12 Year Round DiscoverPass
Boise Creek | Hancock Lands Moderate 03 mi RT 2-3 hrs 300 April - October Hancock Lands Permit
Naches Peak Moderate 04.5 mi. Loop 3 hrs 700 Mid-July - October Natl. Park Pass
Alta Vista Trail Easy 01.2 mi RT 0.75 hr 520 Mid-July – Mid-Sept Natl. Park Pass
Bench and Snow Lakes Moderate 02.6 mi RT 1.5 hrs 700 July – October Natl. Park Pass
Berkeley Park Moderate 11.3 mi RT 6 hrs 400 in / 1200 out Mid-July – Early-October Natl. Park Pass
Boundary Trail Carbon River Moderate 02.6 mi RT 2-3 hrs 1320 June - October Natl. Park Pass
Boundary Trail Nisqually Entrance Moderate 05.6 mi RT 4-5 hrs 2700 July - September Natl. Park Pass
Burroughs Mountains Moderate 05.4 mi RT 3-4 hrs 1443 Late-July – September Natl. Park Pass
Camp Muir Trail Strenuous 09 mi RT 8-10 hrs 4788 Mid-July – Early-September Natl. Park Pass
Carbon Glacier Trail Strenuous 17.5 mi RT 6 hrs 1300 Early-May – Late-November Natl. Park Pass
Carbon River Road to Ipsut Falls Easy 10.8-15 mi RT 3-7 hrs 700-1300 Year Round Natl. Park Pass
Carbon River Road Hike Moderate 16 mi RT 9 hrs 640 Mid-March - October Natl. Park Pass
Chenuis Falls Easy 06.4 mi RT 4.5 hrs 50 April - October Natl. Park Pass
Cowlitz Divide Strenuous 11.8 mi RT 6-7 hrs 2850 July - October Natl. Park Pass
Denman Falls Strenuous 16.3 mt RT 7-8 hrs 3360 June - October Natl. Park Pass
Eagle Peak Strenuous 08.4 mi RT 5 hrs 3041 Mid-July – Early-October Natl. Park Pass
Eastside Trail Moderate 12 mi RT 6 hrs 1900 Late-May - October Natl. Park Pass
Eastside Trail Middle Easy 03.6 mi RT 2-3 hrs 1000 July – Mid-November Natl. Park Pass
Eastside Trail Upper Moderate 05.36 mi one-way 3 hrs 440 Early-May – Late-October Natl. Park Pass
Emerald Ridge / Tahoma Creek Strenuous 13.7 mi 8 hrs 3141 Mid-July – Mid-October Natl. Park Pass
Emmons Moraine Trail Easy 03 mi RT 1.5 hrs 523 July - October Natl. Park Pass
Glacier Basin Moderate 09.6 mi RT 5-7 hrs 2530 July - October Natl. Park Pass
Gobblers Knob / Lake George Strenuous 12.5 mi RT 6 hrs 2700 July - Mid-October Natl. Park Pass
Golden Gate Trail Easy 03 mi RT 2.5 hrs 1000 August - September Natl. Park Pass
Green Lake Trail Moderate 09.6 mi RT 4 hrs 1120 May - November Natl. Park Pass
Grove of the Patriarchs Easy 01.5 mi RT 1 hr 0 June - October Natl. Park Pass
Howard Peak Scramble Strenuous 07 mi RT 5-6 hrs 2200 July - October Natl. Park Pass
Huckleberry Creek Moderate 10.1 mi one-way 5-6 hrs 400 Mid-July – September Natl. Park Pass
Indian Bar Strenuous 14.5 mi RT 10 hrs 4850 Late-July – September Natl. Park Pass
Indian Henry's Hunting Ground Strenuous 14 mi RT 7-8 hrs 3200 Mid-July - Mid-October Natl. Park Pass
Indian Henry's via Kautz Creek Strenuous 11 mi RT 7 hrs 3800 Mid-July – Mid-Oct Natl. Park Pass
Ipsut Creek Trail Strenuous 18 mi RT 4 hrs 2800 June - October Natl. Park Pass
Knapsack Pass Moderate 03.4 mi RT 3-5 hrs 1200 June - October Natl. Park Pass
Martha Falls via the Wonderland Trail Easy 01.8 mi RT 1-2 hrs 730 Mid-July - Mid-October Natl. Park Pass
Mazama Ridge Loop Moderate 05.7 mi Loop 3-4 hrs 1350 July - October Natl. Park Pass
Mildred Point Strenuous 10.1 mi RT 5-7 hrs 3750 July - Mid-October Natl. Park Pass
Moraine Trail via Dead Horse Trail Easy 03.25 mi RT 2-3 hrs 800 Mid-July - Mid October Natl. Park Pass
Mount Fremont Lookout Moderate 05.4 mi RT 3 hrs 800 Mid July - September Natl. Park Pass
Nisqually Vista / Paradise Flower Trails Easy 02.2 mi Loop 0.75 hr 400 Mid-July – Mid-Sept Natl. Park Pass
Owyhigh Lakes Moderate 07 mi RT 3.5 hrs 1350 Mid-July – Mid-Oct Natl. Park Pass
Palisades Lakes Moderate 07.5 mi RT 4 hrs 700 in / 800 out July - October Natl. Park Pass
Paradise Glacier Moderate 08.5 mi RT 3.5 hrs 1885 Late-July – September Natl. Park Pass
Paradise River / Narada Falls Moderate 06.1 mi one-way 2.5 hrs 2,700 (or loss) Mid-July – October Natl. Park Pass
Paul Peak Strenuous 07.8 mi RT 4 hrs 200 in / 950 out April – October Natl. Park Pass
Pinnacle Saddle / Plummer Peak Moderate 03 mi RT 2-3 hrs 1150 Mid-July - October Natl. Park Pass
Rainforest Nature Loop Trail Easy 0.3 mi Loop 0.5-1 hr 0 Year Round Natl. Park Pass
Rampart Ridge Trail Moderate 05.4 mi Loop 4 hrs 1450 Mid-June – Early-Oct Natl. Park Pass
Reflection Lakes Moderate 02.75 mi Loop 2-3 hrs 850 July - October Natl. Park Pass
Shriner Peak Strenuous 08.4 mi RT 5-7 hrs 3434 July – October Natl. Park Pass
Silver Falls Easy 03 mi RT 1.5 hrs 300 May - November Natl. Park Pass
Silver Forest Trail Easy 02.4 mi RT 1 hr 100 Mid-July – September Natl. Park Pass
Skyline Trail / Panorama Point Moderate 05.4 mi Loop 4 hrs 1700 Late-July – Mid-Oct Natl. Park Pass
Skyscraper Pass / Peak Moderate 07.9 mi RT 4.5 hrs 1700 Mid-July – September Natl. Park Pass
Sourdough Gap to Crystal Lakes Moderate 07.2 mi one-way 4 hrs 1200 gain or 2800 loss June – Mid-Oct Natl. Park Pass
Sourdough Ridge Trail Easy 04 mi RT 2 hrs 600 Mid-July – September Natl. Park Pass
Spray Park Trail Moderate 06 mi RT 3 hrs 2200 Mid-July – Mid-Oct Natl. Park Pass
Summerland and Panhandle Gap Moderate 12 mi RT 6.5-8 hrs 3177 July - September Natl. Park Pass
Summerland Moderate 10.44 mi RT 5-7 hrs 2750 July - September Natl. Park Pass
Sunrise Rim Trail Moderate 05 mi Loop 3+ hrs 772 Mid-July – September Natl. Park Pass
Tamanos Mountain Strenuous 10 mi RT 9-12 hrs 3000 Mid-July – Mid-Oct Natl. Park Pass
Third Burroughs Mountain Strenuous 09 mi. RT 4-6 hrs 2600 Mid-July - Mid-October Natl. Park Pass
Tolmie Peak / Eunice Lake Moderate 07.2 mi RT 3 hrs 1200 Mid-July – October Natl. Park Pass
Trail of the Shadows Easy 0.75 mi 0.5 hr 0 March - November Natl. Park Pass
Twin Firs Loop Trail Easy 0.4 mi Loop 0.5-1 hr 100 June - November Natl. Park Pass
Van Trump Park / Comet Falls Moderate 06 mi RT 4 hrs 2200 Mid-July – Mid-Oct Natl. Park Pass
Kautz Creek Strenuous 10 mi RT 6 hrs 3138 Mid-July – Mid-Oct Natl. Park Pass
Allen Mountain Moderate 10 mi RT 6 hrs 2350 July – October None
American Ridge Via Goat Creek Easy 08.2 mi RT 4-6 hrs 2600 July - Early-November None
Brown Peak via Palisades Lakes Trail Moderate 08.6 mi RT 5-6 hrs 1800 July - October None
Bullion Basin Loop Moderate 08.1 mi RT 2-3 hrs 2420 June - October None
Cispus Braille Trail Easy 01 mi Loop 0.5-1 hr 0 May - October None
Cora Lake Easy 01.4 mi RT 1 hr 400 June - November None
Crystal Lakes Moderate 06.4 mi RT 3-4 hrs 2300 mid-June - September None
Fairfax Ghost Town Easy 02 mi RT 2-3 hrs 100 Year Round None
Fryingpan Lake Moderate 06.5 mi RT 3.5 hrs 2121 Early-June – Mid-Nov None
Glacier Lake Trail Moderate 06.6 mi RT 3.5 hrs 2121 June - Mid-November None
High Rock Lookout Moderate 03. mi RT 3 hrs 1350 Late-June - October None
Juniper Ridge Trail Moderate 06.3 mi RT 4-5 hrs 2075 July - October None
Kelly Butte Moderate 03.68 mi RT 2.5-3 hrs 1080 June - September None
Laughingwater Creek Trail Strenuous 12 mi RT 6-7 hrs 2825 Mid-July - Late-October None
Little Mashel Falls | Pack Forest Easy 05.75 mi RT 2-3 hrs 700 Year Round None
Manley Moore Rd / The Foothills Trail Moderate 10 mi RT 4.5 hrs 29 Year-Round None
Melmont Ghost Town Easy 03.84 mi RT 2-3 hrs 304 Year Round None
Millpond and Smallwood Parks Easy 01.5 mi RT 1 hr 0 Year-Round None
Mount Beljica and Goat Lake Moderate 05 mi RT 4 hrs 1150 July - October None
Mud Mt. Dam Recreational Area Easy 04.2 mi RT 2 hrs 0 Year Round None
Pinnacle Peak Easy 02 mi RT 1-2 hrs 1000 Year Round None
Pleasant Valley Loop Easy 05.4 mi RT 2-3 hrs 715 Mid-May – October None
Shoe Lake (Pacific Crest Trail South) Strenuous 14.7 mi RT 6-8 hrs 2800 July - October None
Snowgrass Flats Moderate 09.4 mi RT 5-6 hrs 1650 Mid-July – Mid-Oct None
Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife Trail Easy 02.2 mi Loop 1 hr 90 Year Round None
Bearhead Mountain Moderate 05.8 mi RT 3 hrs 1789 July – Late-October NW Forest Pass
Boulder Cave Natural Area Easy 02.25 mi RT 1-2 hrs 300 June-September NW Forest Pass
Corral Pass Easy 02.6 mi RT 1 hr 560 July - October NW Forest Pass
Cougar Lakes via the PCT Strenuous 19.2 mi RT 2-3 days 3200 Mid-July – Late-October NW Forest Pass
Crow Lake Way Trail Moderate 08.5 mi RT 7 hrs 2500 Late-June – Mid-October NW Forest Pass
Crystal Mountain Loop Moderate 07.25 mi Loop 5 hrs 2715 June - October NW Forest Pass
Crystal Peak Moderate 07 mi RT 5 hrs 3048 Mid-June – October NW Forest Pass
Deadwood Lakes Easy 03.35 mi RT 3 hrs 867 Mid-July - Mid-October NW Forest Pass
Deep Creek Trail No. 1196 Strenuous 11 mi RT 7 hrs 3750 June - October NW Forest Pass
Dewey Lakes Moderate 05.4 mi RT 3.5 hrs 388 in / 643 out mid-July - October NW Forest Pass
Doe Falls via Suntop Moderate 07.25 mi. RT 4 hrs 1718 June – Late-Oct NW Forest Pass
Echo Lake from Greenwater Lakes Moderate 14.08 mi RT 6-7 hrs 2900 July - September NW Forest Pass
Edgar Rock Easy 03 mi RT 1.5 hrs 1350 May - October NW Forest Pass
Goat Falls Easy 01 mi RT .75 hrs 238 March - November NW Forest Pass
Goat Peak Easy 03.9 mi RT 3 hrs 1900 June - October NW Forest Pass
Grand Park via Lake Eleanor Moderate 07.5 mi RT 5-6 hrs 1080 Late-May - Late-October NW Forest Pass
Granite & Bertha May Lakes Easy 03.6 mi RT 2-5 hrs 500 July - November NW Forest Pass
Greenwater Lakes Easy 04 mi RT 2 hrs 200 May - Mid-November NW Forest Pass
Henskin Lake Moderate 03 mi RT 2 hrs 2044 July – October NW Forest Pass
Lost Lake from Greenwater Lakes Moderate 12 mi RT 6-7 hrs 1800 Late-May - Late-October NW Forest Pass
Noble Knob Trail Moderate 04 mi RT 3 hrs 1100 July - September NW Forest Pass
Norse Peak Strenuous 09.5 mi RT 4-5 hrs 3122 July - October NW Forest Pass
Pack Forest Trails Strenuous 11 mi RT 7 hrs 3750 Early-June – Late-Oct NW Forest Pass
Packwood Lake Easy 09 mi RT 4 hrs 400 Late-May – October NW Forest Pass
Palisades Trail (Hwy 410) Moderate 05 mi RT 2.5 hrs 1100 Late-April – Late-Nov NW Forest Pass
Placer Lake via Morse Creek Road Moderate 08 mi RT 4 hrs 1900 Late June - October NW Forest Pass
Ranger Creek Trail Moderate 11.6 mi RT 8 hrs 2720 Mid-May – October NW Forest Pass
Sand Flats Trail Moderate 06.66 mi RT 1-1.5 hrs 1684 Early-July – Late-Oct NW Forest Pass
Sand Lake Easy 06 mi RT 3-4 hrs 900 Mid-July – Late-Oct NW Forest Pass
Sheep Lake Easy 04.9 mi RT 2-3 hrs 650 July – Mid-Nov NW Forest Pass
Skookum Flats Easy 04.2 or 07.8 mi RT 2 or 4 hrs 100-300 March – Mid-Dec NW Forest Pass
Snoquera Falls Easy 04 mi RT 2 hrs 700 March - November NW Forest Pass
Summit Lake Moderate 06.5 mi RT 3 hrs 1340 Late-June - Early November NW Forest Pass
PCT: Chinook Pass to Crown Point Moderate 14 mi RT 6-8 hrs 3480 Mid-July – Mid-Oct NW Forest Pass
Big Crow Basin and Basin Lake Strenuous 15.8 mi Loop 2 days 4000 Late-June – October Overnight Camping Permit
Huckleberry Creek Backpack Strenuous 15 mi RT 2 days 2750 July - October Overnight Camping Permit
Klapatche Park Strenuous 21.4 mi RT 2+ days 4600 Mid-July – October Overnight Camping Permit
Northern Loop Trail Strenuous 36.3 mi RT 4 days 9000 Mid-July – Mid-Oct Overnight Camping Permit
Seattle Park Loop Strenuous 16.2 mi RT 2 days 4375 Mid-July – Late-Oct Overnight Camping Permit
Sunset Park Golden Lakes Strenuous 20.6 mi RT 2+ days 3650 July - October Overnight Camping Permit
Three Lakes Backpack Strenuous 14 mi RT 2 days 2800 June - November Overnight Camping Permit
Wonderland Trail Strenuous 93 mi 10-14 days 3,500 avg daily gain/loss Mid-July – early-September Overnight Camping Permit
Wonderland Trail Pt. 1: Longmire to North Puyallup River Strenuous 19.2 mi one way 5900 Mid-July – October Overnight Camping Permit
Wonderland Trail Pt. 2: North Puyallup River to Mowich Strenuous 14.4 mi one way 3900 Mid-July – October Overnight Camping Permit
Wonderland Trail Pt. 3: Mowich Lake to Sunrise Strenuous 21.5 mi one way 6300 Mid-July – October Overnight Camping Permit