Mt. Rainier Summer Activities | Visit Rainier

Summer Activities

Rimrock Lake Fishing

Fishing at Rimrock Lake is best experienced May thru July. Learn more at Visit Rainier.com.  ...

Laughingwater Creek Trail

Laughingwater Creek Trail is a strenuous 12-miles roundtrip hike in the Cayuse Pass area that requires no forest pass. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...
Noble Knob Trail

Noble Knob Trail

Noble Knob Trail is a 4-mile roundtrip trail located in the Chinook Pass area that is dog-friendly. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...

White Pass Scenic Byway

Known as the gateway to recreation in the Central Cascades, the natural and pristine White Pass Scenic Byway winds through the forests of Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams and Mt. Rainier National Park before ascending to the arid landscape of Eastern Washington. ...
LOOP 3: The Road to Paradise

LOOP 3: The Road to Paradise

Experience the grandeur of Mount Rainier. Witness old-growth temperate rainforests, waterfalls, and impressive vistas. Whether you venture and sightsee by car, or choose to get outdoors and enjoy the many stops along the way, it’s all pure Rainier. An excellent introduction to the ...
Picnic Areas at Mount Rainier

Picnics in the Park

Grab your checkered tablecloth, pack your basket and enjoy a meal outdoors at one of Mt. Rainier National Park's four designated picnic areas.  ...
Rusty Plow

Rusty Plow | You Pick Berries

The Rusty Plow is a small farm that offers visitors a "you-pick" blueberry experience during the summer months. Learn more at VisitRainier.com. ...

LOOP 4: West Side Loop

Offering many of the Mt. Rainier area’s most spectacular attributes, tour the Nisqually area, explore Mt. Rainier National Park and ...

Palisades Lakes

Palisades Lakes is a 7.5-mile roundtrip hike with views of mountains, and alpine lakes in Sunrise, Mt Rainier National Park. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...

Mount Fremont Lookout

Hike to one of the four remaining fire lookouts in Mount Rainier National Park. Perched on an open 7,181-foot knoll on rocky Mount Fremont, this historic structure is the highest of the park’s lookouts.  ...

Norse Peak

Norse Peak is a 9.5-miles roundtrip hike in the Crystal Mountain area that is dog-friendly during the summer months. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...
Naches Peak

Naches Peak

Naches Peak is a popular 4.5 miles roundtrip hike located in the Chinook Pass area, typically snow-free during July-October. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...

Glacier Basin

Glacier Basin is a 7-mile round trip hike in the White River area that is kid-friendly and features wildflowers, glacier views, backcountry camping, in a historic mining area. ...

Palisades Trail (Hwy 410)

When it still feels like winter, the Palisades often feels like spring. Look for delicate Calypso orchids; enjoy the scent of vanilla leaf, and view the groundcover — a thick carpet of salal, ...

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.  ...

Green Lake Trail

Green Lake Trail is kid-friendly and features exceptional views of a waterfall and old growth forest. This trail is a 9.6-mile bike-hike possibility in the Carbon River.  ...

Packwood Lake

The Packwood Lake trail is open to hikers and equestrians; mountain bikes, motorcycles, and ATVs are prohibited. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...

Trail of the Shadows

Trail of the Shadows is a popular trail that is kid-friendly, considered easy, and is located in the Longmire part of Mt. Rainier National Park.  ...

Twin Firs Loop Trail

Twin Firs Loop Trail is a family-friendly easy trail located in the Longmire area of Mt. Rainier National Park. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...

Rampart Ridge Trail

Hike along an old lava flow high above the Nisqually River Valley. While the way is mostly forested, there are a couple of decent views along the trail including a pretty awe-inspiring one of the mountain rising above the Kautz Creek valley. ...

Bench and Snow Lakes

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

Pinnacle Peak

Pinnacle Peak is a hike that's kid-friendly, dog-friendly, and features a historic fire lookout site. ...
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.  ...
Henskin Lake

Henskin Lake

Long before Crystal Mountain was a top notch ski resort, it was part of bustling mining area known as the Summit Mining District.  ...

Millpond and Smallwood Parks

Millpond and Smallwood Parks are family friendly and dog-friendly areas with walking trails in Eatonville, Washington.  ...
Crystal Lakes

Crystal Lakes

Tucked in a cirque high above the Mather Memorial Parkway are a pair of sparkling subalpine lakes beloved by hikers of all ages and abilities.  ...

Juniper Ridge Trail

Juniper Ridge Trail is a 6.3-mile roundtrip hike in the Randle/Packwood area with mountain views. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...

Mazama Ridge Loop

If you only have a day to spend at Paradise you can sample several iconic trails by hiking a scenic loop that begins and ends at Paradise via the Lakes Trail and Mazama Ridge. ...
Fryingpan Lake

Fryingpan Lake

Fryingpan Lake is located in the White Pass area and requires a 2-day overnight hike. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...

Cougar Lakes via the PCT

Cougar Lakes via the PCT, starting from Chinook Pass, hike to lakes and viewpoints seldom visited by the park's millions of visitors.  ...