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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 ...
Kautz Creek

Kautz Creek at Mt. Rainier National Park

This route via the Kautz Creek Trail takes you up and along a knolled high ridge shrouded in alpine meadows. In season flowers and huckleberries are bountiful.  ...

Volunteer July 11 at Mt. Rainier

The next Mount Rainier National Park Associates volunteer work party will be Saturday, July 11th. This will be the annual Mount Rainier National Park Associates Exotic Plant Removal work party, which we refer to as the "deveg". We will be working at the site of the new Carbon River ...

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 ...

Lake West and Lake Helen

Area: Ashford Hike Type: Off the Beaten Track Pass: No Pass Req Distance: 8.4 mi RT  Duration: 6 hrs High ...

Third Burroughs Mountain

Area: Sunrise Hike Type: Thigh-burner Pass: Natl Park Pass Distance: 9 mi. RT  Duration: 4-6 hrs Difficulty Level: Strenuous Elevation ...

Cougar Lakes via the PCT

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Overnight Pass: William O. Douglas Wilderness permit required, free, self-issued at trailhead. Distance: 19.2 mi RT ...

Snowgrass Flats

Area: Packwood / Randle Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: No Pass Req Distance: 9.4 mi RT Duration: 5-6 hrs Difficulty Level: ...

Sand Lake

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

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 ...

Northern Loop Trail

Area: Sunrise Hike Type: Overnight Pass: Natl. Park Pass and overnight camping permit Distance: 36.3 mi RT Duration: 4 days ...

Tamanos Mountain

Area: Stevens Canyon Rd Hike Type: Scramble Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 10 mi RT Duration: 9-12 hrs Difficulty Level: ...

Indian Bar

Area: Stevens Canyon Hike Type: Overnight Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 14.5 mi RT Duration: 10 hrs Difficulty Level: Strenuous ...

PCT: Chinook Pass to Crown Point

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Distance: 14 mi RT Duration: 6-8 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate ...

Klapatche Park

Area: Westside Road Hike Type: Overnight Pass: Overnight Camping Permit Distance: 21.4 mi RT Duration: 2+ days Difficulty Level: Strenuous Elevation ...

Seattle Park Loop

Area: Mowich Lake Hike Type: Overnight Pass: Overnight Camping Permit & Natl Park Pass Distance: 16.2 mi RT Duration: 2 ...

Golden Gate Trail

Area: Paradise Hike Type: Wildflowers Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 3 mi RT Duration: 2.5 hrs Difficulty Level: Easy Elevation ...

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 ...

Silver Forest Trail

Area: Sunrise Hike Type: Family-friendly Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 2.4 mi RT Duration: 1 hr Difficulty Level: Easy Elevation ...

Paradise River / Narada Falls

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

Berkeley Park

Area: Sunrise Hike Type: Wildflower views Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 11.3 mi RT Duration: 6 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate ...

Deadwood Lakes

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Distance: 3.35 mi RT Duration: 3 hrs Difficulty Level: Easy ...

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 ...

Laughingwater Creek Trail

Area: Cayuse Pass Hike Type: Woodland Pass: None  Distance: 12 mi RT  Duration: 6-7 hrs Difficulty Level: Strenuous Elevation Start: 2,000 Elevation ...

Huckleberry Creek

Area: Sunrise Hike Type: Views Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 10.1 mi, one-way Duration: 5-6 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation Start: ...

Sunrise Rim Trail

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

Emerald Ridge / Tahoma Creek

Area: Westside Road Hike Type: Thigh-burner Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 13.7 mi Duration: 8 hrs Difficulty Level: Strenuous Elevation ...

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.  ...

Wonderland Trail Overview

Area: Access points throughout park Hike Type: Overnight Pass: Overnight Camping Permit Distance: 93 mi Duration: 10-14 days Difficulty Level: Strenuous ...

Burroughs Mountains

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

Spray Park Trail

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

Camp Muir Trail

Area: Paradise Hike Type: Strenuous Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 9 mi RT Duration: 8-10 hrs Difficulty Level: Strenuous Elevation ...
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 ...

Indian Henry’s Hunting Ground

Area: Longmire Hike Type: Mountain views Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 14 mi RT Duration: 7-8 hrs Difficulty Level: Strenuous ...

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 ...

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 ...

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