Summer Activities at Mt. Rainier | Visit Rainier

Summer Activities

Naches Peak

Naches Peak

Naches Peak is a popular 3.2 miles roundtrip hike located in the Chinook Pass area, typically snow-free during July-October. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...
Dog Lake

Dog Lake Fishing

Dog Lake is located just east of White Pass along Highway 12, this high elevation lake is a good beginners lake.  ...

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. ...
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. ...
Third Burroughs Mountain

Third Burroughs Mountain

Third Burroughs Mountain is a strenuous 9-mile (roundtrip) hike in the Sunrise area of Mount Rainier National Park.  ...
Sheep Lake / Sourdough Gap hike

Sheep Lake / Sourdough Gap

Head out on an easy two-mile stretch of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) relishing in sweeping views and dazzling wildflowers.  ...

Sunrise Rim Trail

Sunrise Rim Trail is a 5-mile loop trail with mountain views in the Sunrise area of Mt. Rainier National Park. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...

Spray Park Trail

If you love the flowered meadows so well known at Paradise on Mt. Rainier's south side, you'll be ecstatic upon discovering Spray Park, on the mountain's northwest side. ...
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 ...

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

Chinook Pass Outfitters

Chinook Pass Outfitters offers a variety of guided trail rides at Crystal Mountain June 25 thru Labor Day weekend.  ...

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 signage

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. ...

Packwood Lake

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

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.  ...

Shriner Peak

Shriner Peak is a strenuous 8.4-mile roundtrip hike in the Stevens Canyons area of Mount Rainier National Park. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...
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.  ...

Cody Horse Camp

The Cody Horse Camp is located in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Southeast of Randle, WA and is a developed camp with several trails.  ...

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.  ...

Gobblers Knob / Lake George

The old-growth forest along the way is magnificent and Lake George makes for a nice lunch spot; or if you’re inclined to spend the evening—a great camping spot. And the views? Breathtaking to the point that you just may need a little resuscitation! ...
Reflection at Reflection Lakes at Mount Rainier

Reflection Lakes at Mount Rainier

One of the most iconic views of Mt. Rainier in the park can be found at Reflection Lakes. Summer and fall, sunrise and sunset, it is perhaps the single most photographed view. ...
Meadow and view of Mount Rainier as seen from the Trail of the Shadows

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.  ...
Hikers along the Mt Rainier Skyline Trail

Skyline Trail / Panorama Point

Skyline Trail / Panorama Point is a popular 5.4 mile loop with seasonal wildflower views in Mount Rainier National Park.  ...

Tieton Nature Trail

Tieton Nature Trail, follow this fairly easy family-friendly trail alongside the crashing glacier-fed Tieton River through an impressive wide canyon.  ...

Mountain Biking at Packwood Lake

Mountain bike trails at Packwood Lake allow riders to ride on wide singletrack and dirt road. Mostly flat with a few short hills with occasional views of Mount Rainier, Johnson Peak, and the Goat Rocks area. ...

Mountain Biking at Osborne Mountain

Mountain biking the Osborne Mountain Trail, cyclists start right from the Big Creek Campground on Skate Creek Road just outside of Ashford.  ...

Mowich Lake Fishing

Fishing at Mowich Lake, the largest lake in Mount Rainier National Park can be fished from the shoreline or a float tube.  ...

Packwood Lake Fishing

Located inside the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Packwood Lake is 110 feet deep and contains wild rainbow trout. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...