Summer Activities

Pinnacle Saddle / Plummer Peak

Area: Stevens Canyon Hike Type: Mountain views Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 2.6 mi RT  Duration: 2.5 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Snow-Free: July – Oct High Point:  5,960 ft Elevati...

Mount Beljica

Area: Ashford Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: none Distance: 3 miles or 5 miles round trip Duration: 2 or 4 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation Start: 4,178 Elevation End: 5,478 Eleva...

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.

Palisades Lakes

Area: Sunrise Hike Type: Mountain views Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 7.5 mi RT Duration: 4 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation Start: 6,150 Elevation End: 6,150 Elevation Gain: 7...

Reflection Lakes

Area: Paradise Hike Type: Wildflower views Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 2.75 mi Loop Duration: 2-3 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation Start: 4,900 Elevation End: 5,312 Elevation...

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.

Bench and Snow Lakes

Area: Paradise Hike Type: Mountain views Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 2.6 mi RT Duration: 2 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Snow-Free: July – October Hight Point: 4,700 ft Elevation Ga...

Zip Wild! at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

You'll feel like you're flying as you zipline through the dense forests at Northwest Trek. Four courses, each with their own character and ability level whisk riders from station to station. But at Zip Wild - i...

LOOP 1: Circle Mt. Rainier Drive

Drive the route encircling Mt. Rainier and discover all corners of this majestic national park. Explore rural and friendly mountain communities and discover the dramatic and rugged beauty of this wilderness area. Spend time at each of the four entrances to the park getting to know each one’s unique qualities.

LOOP 2: Scenic Byways Loop

This journey takes visitors through the eastern edge of Mt. Rainier National Park and along two of Washington’s most beloved scenic byways, the Chinook Byway and the White Pass Scenic Byway. Discover the dramatic and rugged beauty of these wilderness areas. Spend time touring Mt. Rainier National Park”s Ohanapecosh area and Chinook Pass.

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 beauty, majesty and mystique of Mt. Rainier National Park.

LOOP 4: West Side Loop

VIEW LARGER MAP of the West Side Loop Offering many of the Mt. Rainier area's most spectacular attributes, tour the Nisqually area, explore Mt. Rainier National Park and discover the Big Bottom Valley on t...

Rainier to Ruston Rail-Trail Relay and Ultra

What started as a way for a few friends to get together for a fun run and draw some attention to Pierce County's emerging Foothills Trail has since turned into a major fundraiser and community event for the tra...

White River 50 Mile Endurance Run

One of the most challenging Ultra runs in the country, the White River 50 Mile is also one of the most scenic. Staged in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest just outside of Mount Rainier National Park, t...

Pack Forest Near Mt. Rainier

There are miles of trails traversing this large tract open to hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers. Trail runners will especially be pleased with the trail network. For one thing, nearly all of the Pack's trails and forest roads (which are closed to vehicles), and there are miles of these, are suitable for trail running...

Carbon River Road Hike

Area: Carbon River Hike Type: Rainforest Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 16 mi RT Duration: 9 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation Start: 1,760 Elevation End: 2,400 Elevation Gain: 6...

The Old Mine Trail

The Old Mine Trail is perhaps one of the least known trail within the national park. Yet, this short path is easily accessible and can be explored year round.

Pack Forest Trails

Area: Eatonville Hike Type: Family-friendly Pass: No Pass Req Distance: 4.5 mi RT Duration: 3 hrs Difficulty Level: Easy Elevation Start: 846 Elevation End: 1,746 Elevation Gain: 900 ...
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