July (mid) – October (late)

Cougar Lakes via the PCT

Cougar Lakes via the PCT, starting from Chinook Pass, hike to lakes and viewpoints seldom visited by the park's millions of visitors.  ...
Sand Lake

Sand Lake

For an easy fall-color hike in the White Pass area, check out the trail to Sand Lake, colorful hike in the fall, in winter you can also ski or snowshoe ...

Laughingwater Creek Trail

Laughingwater Creek Trail is a strenuous 12-miles roundtrip hike in the Cayuse Pass area that requires no forest pass. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...

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.  ...