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
16 hours 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
15 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 :}

This was our first hike when we got to the park...nice informational walk to stretch the legs.

hiking
15 days ago

Short hike but a MUST DO!

snowshoeing
15 days ago

My wife and I went snowshoeing. It took us a little longer but the views were amazing! This was our first time in this area...we will be back!

hiking
18 days ago

Nice hike but a couple of steep uphill climbs. The last mile to Eunice lake and from there to Tolmie peak were fairly steep but I saw several children and people obviously not prepared for a hike, but they were managing. Unfortunately for me, the clouds came in and I never saw Mount Rainier the entire trip. But I was able to get some great views of Eunice lake and Tolmie Peak.

hiking
22 days ago

Went a few weeks ago. The watetfall was still running beautiful. As we moved up in elevation their was a good 6 to 8" snow it was beautiful. The trail was a little sloppy and small 5 ft part of seems to be washed out. Passable, very narrow only a foot wide, note my foot is 3.5 inches wide. Wet tree roots make the path slick. Really like the path despite the challenges.

hiking
29 days ago

It was a nice chilly day for a hike. Didn't make it to the lake, turned around about 1/2 mile away. I didn't take my snow shoes and the snow was 2' deep. Ranger Falls was beautiful.

Beautiful! Only downside was that it was extremely foggy and we could not see the mountain at all, but Carter Falls is awesome!