6 – 8 miles

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 ...

Cowiche Mountain

Hike to the top of a broad windswept ridge savoring sunshine and sweeping views. Centerpiece to an old cattle ranch transformed into a nature preserve, wildlife and wildflowers are prolific on Cowiche Mountain. ...

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. Hike to the Crystal Lakes in early season for a dazzling floral show. ...

Juniper Ridge Trail

Area: Packwood / Randle Hike Type: Mountain Views Pass: No pass required Distance: 6.3 mi RT Duration: 4-5 hrs Difficulty ...

Fryingpan Lake

Area:  White Pass Hike Type: Overnight Pass: William O. Douglas Wilderness Overnight Permits required; free, self-issued at trailhead Distance: 11.9 ...

Howard Peak – Scramble

Area: Mowich Lake Hike Type: Panoramic views Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 7 mi RT Duration: 5-6 hrs Difficulty Level: ...

Sand Flats Trail

Area: Crystal Mountain Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Distance: 6.66 mi RT Duration: 2-3 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation ...

Doe Falls via Suntop

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Distance: 7.25 mi RT Duration: 4 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate ...

Paul Peak

Area: Mowich Lake Hike Type: Mountain views Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 7.8 mi RT Duration: 4 hrs Difficulty Level: ...

Chenuis Falls

Area: Carbon River Hike Type:  Waterfall view Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 6.4 mi RT Duration: 4.5 hrs Difficulty Level: ...

Grand Park via Lake Eleanor

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Views Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Distance: 7.5 mi RT Duration: 5-6 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation ...

Glacier Lake Trail

Area: Packwood / Randle Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: No Pass Req Distance: 6.5 mi RT Duration: 3.5 hrs Difficulty Level: ...

Paradise River / Narada Falls

Hike a section of the round-the-mountain Wonderland Trail to a deep forested valley reverberating with crashing waterfalls.  ...

Crystal Peak

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Mountain views Pass:  National Park Pass Distance: 7.8 mi RT Duration: 6 hrs Difficulty Level: Difficult Snow-Free: ...

Skyscraper Pass / Peak

Area: Sunrise Hike Type: Mountain Views Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 7.9 mi RT  Duration: 4.5 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation ...

Sourdough Gap to Crystal Lakes

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Views Pass: Natl. Forest Pass Distance: 7.2 mi, one-way  Duration: 4 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation ...

Summit Lake

Area: Carbon River Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Distance: 6.5 mi RT Duration: 3 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate ...

Tolmie Peak / Eunice Lake

This is a great family-friendly hike from Mount Rainier National Park’s largest lake to one of its four remaining historic fire lookouts. En route wander through old growth hemlock groves and beneath steep rock walls of columnar basalt.  ...

Owyhigh Lakes

Hike through impressive stands of primeval forest to two subalpine lakes high above the White River Valley. The lakes are set in a meadow beneath the sawtooth multi-summited Governors Ridge—one of the most intriguing looking alpine landmarks within the park.  ...

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 ...

Palisades Lakes

Area: Sunrise Hike Type: Mountain views Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 7.5 mi RT Duration: 4 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate ...