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Family Fun: Crystal Mt. & Sunrise

For a fun, family-friendly adventure on the quieter eastern flank of Mt. Rainier, you and the kids can pack up and head to Crystal Mountain and Sunrise.  ...
Challenge Course at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Zip Wild! at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

At Zip Wild Deep Forest Challenge, five exhilarating zipline courses run through our breathtaking tree canopy. Soar along each zipline, then walk, climb, crawl or clamber over obstacles in between. All courses are different, but all take mental toughness and physical agility. ...
At the Summit of the Alta Vista Trail © Carrie Uffindell

48 Hours With the Family at Paradise

Families craving a two-day getaway around Mt. Rainier can head to Paradise, located on the mountain’s southern flank in Mt. Rainier National Park. One of the oldest and most dramatic areas in the park... ...
High Rock Lookout

High Rock Lookout

Perched at an elevation of 5,685 feet on an exposed summit the hike to the High Rock Lookout Tower offers dramatic views.  ...

Twin Sisters Lakes

This fairly easy hike to two beautiful lakes in the heart of the William O Douglas Wilderness is perfect for adventurers young and old alike. Set on a pumiced plateau pockmarked with hundreds of small lakes and adorned with ancient cinder cone volcanoes, the Twin Lakes also make for ...
Waterfall

Silver Falls Loop

Careening over a series of ledges before plunging 40 feet into a deep blue pool, Silver Falls is a dramatic sight. And it’s easily accessible. A very short trail leads to it from SR 123. But the best way to experience ...
Whittaker Mountaineering

Ashford

Just six miles outside the Nisqually Entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park sits the mountain community of Ashford. ...

Greenwater Lakes

Greenwater Lakes has picturesque bridges, waterfalls and old growth trees, not to mention two peaceful lakes and a pristine river - all create a brilliant ambiance on the year-round hike along the Greenwater Lakes Trail.  ...
American Ridge Via Goat Creek

American Ridge Via Goat Creek

American Ridge Via Goat Creek is a dog-friendly hike in the William O. Douglas Wilderness area. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...

Chinook Pass Outfitters

Ride with us through the solitude and spectacular scenery of the Cascade Range in the Norse Peak Wilderness and Wenatchee ...

Boulder Cave Natural Area

Boulder Cave Natural Area offers a short, family-friendly walk to Boulder Cave yields a fantastic lesson in geology as well as the delicate balance of nature.  ...

Rainforest Nature Loop Trail

Treat yourself to a walk along the Rainforest Nature Loop, a short nature trail just inside the Carbon River entrance of the park.  ...

Wonderland Trail Overview

Wonderland Trail Overview, as the 93-mile trail circles the mountain, hikers witness the varied faces of Mt. Rainier, carved by 25 named glaciers. ...

Skookum Flats

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Distance: 4.2 or 7.8 mi RT Duration: 2 or 4 ...
Grove of the Patriarchs

Grove of the Patriarchs

Grove of the Patriarchs, considered one of the easiest hikes in Mt Rainier National Park, but one of the most memorable. Learn more at VisitRainier.com. ...
Snowshoe Deer Lake

Deer Lake Snowshoe

Deer Lake Snowshoe, 6 miles, 4 hours, 780 feet of elevation change, considered moderately difficult, located near White Pass Ski Resort. ...

Packwood Lake

The Packwood Lake trail is open to hikers and equestrians; mountain bikes, motorcycles, and ATVs are prohibited. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...
Sledders heading uphill at Paradise Snowplay at Mount Rainier

Paradise Snowplay Area: Sledding & Inner Tubing

Families with children will enjoy the snow play area at Paradise, north of the upper parking lot -- at least five feet of snow are needed before it can open. It is usually open by mid-December. The Snow Play area is the ONLY place in the park where sledding and sliding are permitted. ...

Bench and Snow Lakes

Bench and Snow Lakes features kid-friendly trails, seasonal wildflowers meadows, alpine views, and backcountry camping. ...

Federation Forest State Park

Federation Forest State Park offers a 1.5-mile walking trail that is family-friendly and accessible year-round. Discover Pass required.  ...

Narada Falls to Bench and Snow Lakes

Narada Falls to Bench and Snow Lakes, an easy 7.5-miles, 6-hour snowshoe with 1,000 feet of elevation changes located in Mount Rainier National Park. ...

Sun Top Snowshoe

Sun Top Snowshoe, a strenuous, 11-mile, 9-hour trail in the White River area with over 3,000 feet of elevation changes. ...
Dalles Ridge Snowshoe

Dalles Ridge Snowshoe

Dalles Ridge Snowshoe, 8.2 miles, 6 hours, moderately difficult, 1,900 feet of elevation change, located in the Chinook Pass area near the White River. ...

West Side Road Snowshoe

West Side Road Snowshoe, a self-guided, 8 mile, 3 to 4-hour snowshoe walk. Considered an easy trail, with only 1,000 feet of elevation change.  ...

Alta Vista Snowshoe

Alta Vista Snowshoe is a 1-mile roundtrip trail located at Paradise. It's considered an easy snowshoe trail and typically takes about 90 minutes to snowshoe.  ...
High Hut Snowshoe

High Hut Snowshoe

High Hut Snowshoe, 8.6 miles takes approximately 7 to 9 hours to complete, considered moderately difficult with 2,400 feet of elevation change. ...

Panorama Point Snowshoe

Panorama Point Snowshoe, a moderately difficult 4.5 miles, 3 to 5-hour snowshoe trail at Paradise, Mount Rainier National Park. ...
Anderson Lake Snowshoe

Anderson Lake Snowshoe

Anderson Lake, a 6.8 miles, 5 to 6 hours, moderately difficult snowshoe with 2,000 feet of elevation changes in Ashford, Washington part of the Mount Tahoma Trails. ...

Twin Lakes Snowshoe

Twin Lakes, a moderate difficulty 6.1 miles, 4 to 6-hour snowshoe with 1,600 feet of elevation changes in the Clearwater Wilderness area. ...

Mildred Point Snowshoe

Mildred Point, a strenuous 6.5 miles, 6-hour snowshoe located at Mount Rainier National Park with 1,750 feet of elevation change. ...

River Trail (Blue Diamond Trail)

River Trail (Blue Diamond Trail) 3.2 miles, 2-hour snowshoe with 100 feet of elevation change located in the White River area.  ...