hiking

views

wild flowers

forest

walking

nature trips

wildlife

birding

kid friendly

no dogs

lake

waterfall

river

camping

trail running

snowshoeing

mountain biking

rock climbing

skiing

backpacking

Mount Rainier National Park is located in west-central Washington and is ideal for hiking, mountain climbing and scenic drives. Most roads are open from late May to early October, which allow for both stunning views and access to a wide range of hiking trails and other sites. Hikers will find forests with cedar, hemlock, and fir trees as well as streams and wildflower meadows. On Rainier's alpine slopes, visitors will find firs, glaciers, and tundra. Mount Rainier, an active volcano, is the most prominent peak in the Cascades, and it is covered by 26 named glaciers including Carbon Glacier and Emmons Glacier, the largest in the continental United States. The mountain is popular for climbing, and more than half of the park is covered by subalpine and alpine forests. Paradise on the south slope is one of the snowiest places in the world, and the Longmire visitor center is the start of the Wonderland Trail, which encircles the mountain.

hiking
8 hours ago

on Skookum Flats Trail

snowshoeing
2 days ago

backpacking
3 days ago

Great Hike. Loved the suspension bridge. Road there was washed out so had to hike an extra 3 Miles or so. That was the only bummer.

backpacking
3 days ago

Great Hike for beginner who wish to test themselves on some minor slopes. The reward being the reflective blue oasis of Dewey Lake.

hiking
7 days ago

Amazing views! Not hard.

Snow heat definitely needed. We made it to the falls with microspikes thankfully can't imagine trying it without gear. Very icy. We took our pup she did well. There were quite a few people on the trail. The frozen falls were beautiful.

Just Epic that's all im gonna say #AmericanHiker

anything on Rainer is a good time go explore highly recommend this hike

Beautiful views!

Awesome frozen waterfall. Beautiful trail

Excellent winter hike, could have used snowshoes after the upper waterfall. Made it halfway to the north snoquera point from the south point.

This was a beautiful hike that was not crowded at all, but traction is needed. To get a decent picture at the base of the falls requires an adventurous scramble up the hillside. I would highly recommend this hike.

We did the guided ranger tour. Very educational, very beautiful. Way too many loud kids. Very crowded.

snowshoeing
22 days ago

Great showshoeing trail. My wife and I had a blast! views were great. It was like a winter wonder land. The lakes were frozen....so no reflections :}