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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.

Amazing views!!

wound up on another trail. you should definitely study a good map before heading out. the picnic spot is not marked on the road, or anywhere. the trail head is poorly marked. and if you don't know that this trail diverges from the main trail... you might wind up hiking back on the highway like me.

Quite icy in late October! It's a narrow trail so it's a bit scary without good boots. Wound up on this trail although we meant to take Naches Loop. Still good fun, but had to turn around and hike the highway back because of the condition and daylight fading fast.

Gorgeous hike with wonderful views of Mt. Rainier. Due to the snow the trail wasn't too crowded but still plenty of people around. The trail head is not clearly marked when starting from the parking area (by the restrooms) so make sure you know where you're going beforehand.

trail running
2 days ago

Awesome trail for the magnificence of the forest and the view . I continued the trail via the Paul Peak link which take you to the upper lake after a long climb out , but the reward of the falls and the lake is fantastic, especially when 3 Nice ladies serve you hot tea at the top !

Great hike!! A little challenging at the end of it due to snow! Amazing views! Completely worth it!

Best snow hike ever with mind blowing views of Mt Rainier at the top. Definitely worth going in October on a clear sky day

Went a week ago. 8 inches of new snow from reservoir to look out.

Great experience I love Rainier

The hike to base camp is fun if you bring enough water. Also be sure to wear hiking boots because you will walk on snow.

The views of the Mt Rainier are unbelievable. Along with the meadows, and the falls

My pinnacle hike to date. Generous respect for the uphill climb on the snowfield. A beautiful day on 10/12/16. Do it but make sure you respect Rainier.

Great hike with magnificent views of three other mountains. Very easy with only a few steep areas. Great view of rainier!! Gonna try more trails in that area. Oh yea, panorama point ha awesome!

16 days ago

This is now the #1 hike in my book!
Absolutely breathtaking views of Mt Rainier and lakes.
MUST go on a clear day and when both Tolmie Lookout and Rainier are forecast clear, otherwise you will miss one of the most awesome views ever.

great easy hike!!!