June

Packwood Lake

The Packwood Lake trail is open to hikers and equestrians; mountain bikes, motorcycles, and ATVs are prohibited. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...

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. ...
Crystal Lakes

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.  ...

Crow Lake Way Trail

Crow Lake Way Trail is an 8 to 10-mile hike that is dog-friendly and requires an NW Forest Pass. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...

Big Crow Basin and Basin Lake

Big Crow Basin and Basin Lake is a 15.8-mile strenuous hike that requires an overnight camping permit and Norse Peak Wilderness use permit.  ...

Boulder Cave Natural Area

Boulder Cave Natural Area offers a short, family-friendly walk to Boulder Cave yields a fantastic lesson in geology as well as the delicate balance of nature.  ...

Crystal Mountain Loop

In summer, admire a dazzling array of blossoming wildflowers. Throughout hiking season feast on sweeping horizon-spanning views of majestic Mt Rainier. ...

Cora Lake

It’s a mere .7 mile hike along Big Creek through groves of big trees to this pretty lake tucked in a cirque beneath the serrated Sawtooth Ridge.  ...

Deep Creek Trail

Deep Creek Trail is a strenuous 11-mile roundtrip hike in the Chinook Pass area typically snow-free June through October. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...

Three Lakes Backpack

Three Lakes Backpack, if you crave solitude, have a deep admiration for primeval forests, and seek solace than you'll absolutely love this trip. ...

Boundary Trail – Carbon River

Boundary Trail - Carbon River is a 2.6-mile roundtrip hike in an inland temperate rainforest, part of Mount Rainier National Park.  ...
Kelly Butte

Kelly Butte

Kelly Butte is a dog-friendly 3.68 miles roundtrip hike in the Chinook Pass area typically snow-free during June thru September.  ...
Ranger Creek Trail

Ranger Creek Trail

Ranger Creek Trail is a dog-friendly trail located in the Chinook Pass area. A Northwest Forest Pass is required for this 11.6 miles hike.  ...

Sourdough Gap to Crystal Lakes

Sourdough Gap to Crystal Lakes is a moderate 7.2 mile (one-way) in the Chinook Pass area. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...

Lost Lake from Greenwater Lakes

Lost Lake from Greenwater Lakes is a dog-friendly trail in the Chinook Pass area. A Northwest Forest Pass is required for this 12-mile roundtrip hike.  ...
Grove of the Patriarchs

Grove of the Patriarchs

Grove of the Patriarchs, considered one of the easiest hikes in Mt Rainier National Park, but one of the most memorable. Learn more at VisitRainier.com. ...
Noble Knob View

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 ...

Eastside Trail – Lower

One of the longest trails within Mount Rainier National Park, the Eastside Trail is also one of the park’s quieter trails. Spanning the park’s eastern reaches from Chinook Pass to the Ohanapecosh Campground, the Eastside Trail traverses alpine meadows, primeval forest and a valley ...