Summer Activities

Naches Peak

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Family-friendly Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 4.5 mi Loop Duration: 3 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation Start: 5,300 Elevation End: 6,000 Elevation...

Twin Firs Loop Trail

Area: Longmire Hike Type: Family-friendly Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 0.4 mi Loop Duration: 0.5-1 hr Difficulty Level: Easy Elevation Start: 2,496 Elevation End: 2,596 Elevation Gain...

High Rock Lookout

Area: Packwood Hike Type: Mountain views Pass: No Pass Req Distance: 3.2 mi RT Duration: 3 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation Start: 4,308 Elevation End: 5,685 Elevation Gain: 1,35...

Camp Muir Trail

Area: Paradise Hike Type: Strenuous Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 9 mi RT Duration: 8-10 hrs Difficulty Level: Strenuous Elevation Start: 5,400 Elevation End: 10,188 Elevation Gain: 4,...

Alta Vista Trail

Area: Paradise Hike Type: Family-friendly Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 1.8mi RT Duration: 1.5 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Snow-Free: Mid-July –Oct High Point: 5,940 Elevation Gain:...

Van Trump Park / Comet Falls

Area: Paradise Hike Type: Waterfalls Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 3.8 mi RT Duration: 3 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Snow-Free: Mid-July – Oct High Point: 4,900 Elevation Gain: 1,30...

Skyline Trail / Panorama Point

Area: Paradise Hike Type: Wildflower views Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 5.4 mi Loop Duration: 4 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation Start: 5,400 Elevation End: 7,100 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 ...