June

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 ...

Eastside Trail – Upper

Area: Chinook Pass / Ohanapecosh Hike Type: Family friendly Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 5.36 mi, one-way Duration: 3 hrs ...

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. ...

Crow Lake Way Trail

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Distance: 8.5 mi RT Duration: 7 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate ...

Big Crow Basin and Basin Lake

Area: Crystal Mountain Hike Type: Overnight Pass: Overnight Camping Permit and Norse Peak Wilderness use permit required. Free, self-issued at trailhead. Distance: ...

Goat Peak

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Mountain Views Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Distance: 3.9 mi RT  Duration: 3 hrs Difficulty Level: ...

Boulder Cave Natural Area

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Family-friendly Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Distance: 2.25 mi RT Duration: 1-2 hrs Difficulty Level: Easy ...

Knapsack Pass

Area: Mowich Lake Hike Type: Off the Beaten Track Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 3.4 mi RT Duration: 2-3 hrs ...

Bullion Basin Loop

Area: Crystal Mountain Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: No Pass Req Distance: 8.1 mi RT Duration: 2-3 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate ...

Pleasant Valley Loop

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Family-friendly Pass: No Pass Req Distance: 5.4 mi RT Duration: 2-3 hrs Difficulty Level: Easy ...

Crystal Mountain Loop

In summer, admire a dazzling array of blossoming wildflowers. Throughout hiking season feast on sweeping horizon-spanning views. And stand mouth agape at the many close-up views of majestic Mount Rainier along the way. ...

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. The easiest hike in this jagged cluster of peaks just south of Mount Rainier National Park; after the snow melts and before the autumn ...

Deep Creek Trail

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Thigh-burner Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Distance: 11 mi RT Duration: 7 hrs Difficulty Level: Strenuous ...

Three Lakes Backpack

Area: Cayuse Pass Hike Type: Overnight Pass: National Park Pass &  Overnight Camping Permit Distance: 14 mi RT Duration: 2 ...

Boundary Trail – Carbon River

Area: Carbon River Hike Type: Rainforest Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 2.6 mi RT Duration: 2-3 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation ...

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 ...

Kelly Butte

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: No Pass Req Distance: 3.68 mi RT Duration: 2.5-3 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate ...

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: ...

Ranger Creek Trail

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Distance: 11.6 mi RT Duration: 8 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate ...

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: ...

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 ...

Lost Lake from Greenwater Lakes

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Distance: 12 mi RT Duration: 6-7 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate ...

Grove of the Patriarchs

Area: Ohanapecosh Hike Type: Family-friendly Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 1.5 mi RT Duration: 1 hr Difficulty Level: Easy Elevation ...

Packwood Lake

Area: Packwood / Randle Hike Type: Family-friendly Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Distance: 9 mi RT Duration: 4 hrs Difficulty Level: ...

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. ...