Strenuous

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.  ...

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.  ...

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.  ...

Mildred Point

Mildred Point is a 10.5-mile "off-the-beaten-path" strenuous hike in Mount Rainier National Park. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...

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.  ...

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. ...

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.  ...

Northern Loop Trail

Northern Loop Trail is a strenuous hike in the Sunrise area at Mt. Rainier National Park. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...
Indian Henry's via Kautz Creek

Indian Henry’s via Kautz Creek

There isn't an easy way to get to Indian Henrys Hunting Ground, although to hike to this special area of Mt. Rainier National Park is worth the effort. ...

Tamanos Mountain

Tamanos Mountain is a strenuous 10-mile scramble that follows the lovely Owyhigh Lakes Trail before heading up to the ridgeline and summit of Tamanos Mountain. ...

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.  ...
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.  ...

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.  ...

Wonderland Trail Overview

Wonderland Trail Overview, as the 93-mile trail circles the mountain, hikers witness the varied faces of Mt. Rainier, carved by 25 named glaciers. ...

Gobblers Knob / Lake George

The old-growth forest along the way is magnificent and Lake George makes for a nice lunch spot; or if you’re inclined to spend the evening—a great camping spot. And the views? Breathtaking to the point that you just may need a little resuscitation! ...
Goat Creek Trail

Goat Peak Trail

Though Goat Peak trail can be a "devil" of a hike, the views are angelic enough you won't mind the drive to Hells Crossing east of Chinook Pass where the hike begins.  ...
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.  ...
Denman Falls

Denman Falls

Area: Westside Road Hike Type: Waterfall Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 16.3 mi RT Duration: 7.5-8 hrs Difficulty Level: Strenuous ...