July

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.  ...
Reflection Lakes

Reflection Lakes at Mount Rainier

Area: Paradise Hike Type: Wildflower views Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 2.75 mi Loop Duration: 2-3 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate ...

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. ...

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 ...

Glacier View

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

Granite & Bertha May Lakes

Area: Ashford/Skate Creek Rd Hike Type: Off the Beaten Track Pass: No Pass Req Distance: 3.6 + mi RT Duration: ...

Allen Mountain

Area: Ashford / Skate Creek Rd Hike Type: Off the Beaten Track Pass: No Pass Req Distance: 10 mi RT ...

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 ...

American Ridge Via Goat Creek

Area: William O. Douglas Wilderness Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: No Pass Req. Distance: 8.2 mi RT Duration: 4-6 hrs Difficulty ...

Henskin Lake

Long before Crystal Mountain was a top notch ski resort, it was part of bustling mining area known as the Summit Mining District. Before lifts and ski trails traversed this high broad mountain bordering Mount Rainier National Park; pack trails and narrow gauge roads crisscrossed the ...

Juniper Ridge Trail

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

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 ...

Fryingpan Lake

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

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: ...

Summerland

Area: Sunrise Hike Type: Mountain Views Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 10.44 mi RT Duration: 5-7 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate ...

Mildred Point

Area: Longmire Hike Type: Off the Beaten Track Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 10.1 mi RT Duration: 5-7 hrs Difficulty ...

Emmons Moraine Trail

Area: White River Hike Type: Glacier views Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 3.0 mi RT Duration: 1.5 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 ...

Howard Peak – Scramble

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

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.  ...

Huckleberry Creek

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Overnight Pass: Overnight Camping Permit Distance: 15 mi RT Duration: 2 days Difficulty Level: Strenuous Elevation ...

Eastside Trail – Middle

Area: Cayuse Pass Hike Type: Fall Colors Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 3.6 mi RT Duration: 2-3 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 ...

Northern Loop Trail

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

Noble Knob Trail

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Distance: 4 mi RT Duration: 3 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 ...

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 ...

Summerland and Panhandle Gap

Area: White River Hike Type: Wildflowers Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 12 mi RT  Duration: 6.5-8 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation ...

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 ...

Tamanos Mountain

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

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