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October

Shriner Peak

Shriner Peak is a strenuous 8.4-mile roundtrip hike in the Stevens Canyons area of Mount Rainier National Park. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...
High Rock Lookout

High Rock Lookout

Perched at an elevation of 5,685 feet on an exposed summit the hike to the High Rock Lookout Tower offers dramatic views.  ...
Reflection Lakes

Reflection Lakes at Mount Rainier

One of the most iconic views of Mt. Rainier in the park can be found at Reflection Lakes. Summer and fall, sunrise and sunset, it is perhaps the single most photographed view. ...
Noble Knob Trail

Noble Knob Trail

Noble Knob Trail is a 4-mile roundtrip trail located in the Chinook Pass area. This trail is part of the Mount-Baker Snoqualmie National Forest and is dog-friendly.  ...

Summit Lake

Summit Lake is a 6.1-mile roundtrip hike in the Carbon River/Mowich area. It is managed by the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District. ...

Norse Peak

Norse Peak is a 9.5-miles roundtrip hike in the Crystal Mountain area that is dog-friendly during the summer months. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...

Glacier Basin

Glacier Basin is a 7-mile round trip hike in the White River area that is kid-friendly and features wildflowers, glacier views, backcountry camping, in a historic mining area. ...

Bench and Snow Lakes

Bench and Snow Lakes features kid-friendly trails, seasonal wildflowers meadows, alpine views, and backcountry camping. ...
Henskin Lake

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.  ...

Juniper Ridge Trail

Juniper Ridge Trail is a 6.3-mile roundtrip hike in the Randle/Packwood area with mountain views. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...

Mazama Ridge Loop

If you only have a day to spend at Paradise you can sample several iconic trails by hiking a scenic loop that begins and ends at Paradise via the Lakes Trail and Mazama Ridge. ...
Fryingpan Lake

Fryingpan Lake

Fryingpan Lake is located in the White Pass area and requires a 2-day overnight hike. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...

Summerland

Summerland, what makes this hike so popular are the views of the Fryingpan Glacier, Little Tahoma, Goat Island Mountain, Mount Rainier, and Panhandle Gap. ...
Glacier on the Moraine Trail

Emmons Moraine Trail

Emmons Moraine Trail is a 3-mile trail in the White River area of Mount Rainier National Park with glacier views. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...

Boundary Trail – Nisqually Entrance

Boundary Trail - Nisqually Entrance is an "off-the-beaten-path" hike in Mount Rainier National Park best accessed via the Nisqually entrance of the park. ...

Howard Peak – Scramble

The little-known class 2 scramble to Howard Peak (5,688 feet) offers diverse terrain from steep hillside climbs to inspiring ridge walks.  ...

Huckleberry Creek

Huckleberry Creek in the Chinook Pass area is accessed by a strenuous overnight hike. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...

Sand Flats Trail

Sand Flats Trail, is a moderate trail ascends to the top of a ridge, which at its crest, has a very nice view of Mt. Rainier.  ...

Summerland and Panhandle Gap

Summerland and Panhandle Gap is a 12-miles roundtrip hike in the White River area of Mount Rainier National Park. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...
Corral Pass

Corral Pass

Corral Pass is a dog-friendly trail located in the Chinook Pass area. A Northwest Forest Pass is required for this 2.6 mile roundtrip hike.  ...
Cowlitz Divide

Cowlitz Divide

Cowlitz Divide is a strenuous trail that covers 11.8-miles roundtrip along the Stevens Canyon area, a National Park Pass is required.  ...

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. ...

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 ...