4 – 6 miles

Glacier View

Glacier View

Area: Ashford Hike Type: Off the Beaten Track Pass: No Pass Req Distance: 4.2 mi RT  Duration: 3 hrs High ...

Snoquera Falls Trail

From high on Dalles Ridge, Snoquera Creek plunges more than 400 feet down a sheer rock face. Resembling a scene straight out of Yosemite Valley, Snoquera Falls are indeed a sensational sight. But there’s a catch. If you do this hike late in the summer after a long dry stretch, the ...

Sourdough Ridge

While Paradise with its legendary alpine meadows is the place most first time visitors to Mount Rainier National Park venture to—I prefer to introduce folks to The Mountain at Sunrise. As its name suggests, this is the first place Washington’s iconic peak is touched by sunlight ...

Eastside Trail – Upper

Area: Chinook Pass / Ohanapecosh Hike Type: Family friendly Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 5.36 mi, one-way Duration: 3 hrs ...

Mazama Ridge Loop

Area: Paradise Hike Type: Wildflower meadows Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 5.75 mi loop Duration: 3-4 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate ...

Pleasant Valley Loop

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Family-friendly Pass: No Pass Req Distance: 5.4 mi RT Duration: 2-3 hrs Difficulty Level: Easy ...

Sand Lake

Area: White Pass Hike Type: Family-friendly Pass: Free Wilderness Permit Req.  Available at trailhead. Distance: 6 mi RT Duration: 3-4 ...

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. Then take a break at a pretty little subalpine lake in a basin flush with meadows and wildlife. Soak your feet, go for a dip or take a nap.  ...

Little Mashel Falls – Pack Forest

Area: Eatonville Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: No Pass Req Distance: 5.75 mi RT Duration: 2-3 hrs Difficulty Level: Easy Elevation Start: ...

Dewey Lakes

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Distance: 5.4 mi RT Duration: 3.5 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate ...

Bearhead Mountain

Area: Carbon River Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Distance: 5.8 mi RT Duration: 3 – 4 hrs Difficulty ...

Sunrise Rim Trail

Area: Sunrise Hike Type: Mountain views Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 5 mi Loop  Duration: 3+ hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate ...

Mud Mt. Dam Recreational Area

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Family-friendly Pass: No Pass Required Distance: 4.2 mi RT Duration: 2 hrs Difficulty Level: Easy Elevation ...

Spray Park Trail

Area: Mowich Lake Hike Type: Waterfall views Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 6 mi RT Duration: 3 hrs Difficulty Level: ...

Burroughs Mountains

Area: Sunrise Hike Type: Mountain views Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 5.4 mi RT Duration: 3-4 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate ...

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, ...
Hike Comet Falls

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

Mount Beljica

Area: Ashford Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: none Distance: 3 miles or 5 miles round trip Duration: 2 or 4 hrs ...

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.  ...

Naches Peak

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Family-friendly Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 4.5 mi Loop Duration: 3 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate ...