Panorama Point Skyline Loop Trail

MODERATE 80 reviews

Panorama Point Skyline Loop Trail is a 5.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Paradise Inn, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is best used from July until October.

5.5 miles 1791 feet Loop

hiking

snowshoeing

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

rocky

snow

no dogs

From the Nisqually entranceon Highway 706, 18 miles on Longmire-Paradise Road to the main Paradise Parking area. The trail starts to the west of the Paradise Ranger Station

snowshoeing
1 day ago

white out conditions

snowshoeing
3 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

spectacular views with blossoms everywhere:)

snowshoeing
11 days ago

Valentine’s Day on Mt. Rainier, what could be better! We spent the night at a nearby cabin, had a wonderful breakfast at Longmire lodge and headed up to Paradise to enjoy the last nice day in the forecast. The sun played peek-a-boo through the clouds and lit the mountain up like a lantern – so beautiful. Also very warm! We were soon peeling layers off and would have been happy in shorts and sleeveless shirts. Thank heavens for sunglasses and sunscreen.

Our snowshoe trek was not long, didn’t go all the way to Panorama Point, but we thoroughly enjoyed chatting with the few others we encountered and drinking in the view. We even spotted bobcat tracks!

snowshoeing
22 days ago

Stunning views! Difficult near the end climbing to panorama point but well worth the hike!

27 days ago

One of my favorite hikes in the state. Went on an incredibly clear day. Could see all the way into Oregon and Mount Hood. Trail is well maintained. One thing I did instead was hike up the trail a bit farther on the trail to camp Muir and stopped on the side. There you get a real panorama of the Mountains.

28 days ago

1 month ago

Just Epic that's all im gonna say #AmericanHiker

3 months ago

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4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

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!

hiking
5 months ago

absolutely stunning, great if you're not looking to work out. added on a bit of the miur camp trail, beautiful

backpacking
5 months ago

Amazing! Not for everyone but definitely worth it

5 months ago

The views on this trail were breathtaking! Absolutely gorgeous! Make sure you get there early and wear sunscreen if the sun is out that day. There are restrooms at the bottom and one near the top. The trail is very well maintained but the footing gets a little slick in some places. I will definitely hike this trail again!

hiking
5 months ago

I went there on Friday morning, I reached there around 8 am and parking was almost full, it was beautiful sunny day sky was clear and warm. Started hike around 8:30, the trail is very clear and clean, there are a lot of stops where you can sit down and enjoy the view of Mt. Rainier, as you walk further the hike gets little difficult but doable.I saw a lot of Marmots eating grass and enjoying the sun,they are supper entertaining. closeup view of Mt.Rainier is breathtaking, it took me around 2-2.5 hours to get up to pebble creek, I took so many small breaks to enjoy the views at different points. View From Panorama is really beautiful you can see chain of volcanoes from there like Mt. Adams and Mt. St. Helens. There are restrooms near Panorama view point and once you reach there make sure you go to pebble creek which is super close from there and view from there is breathtaking and beautiful. Trails are snow free and dry till Pebble Creek and you will see small waterfalls and a lot of marmots if you go early morning. Took me 1.5 hours to come back to paradise inn parking.
Check list,
1. you need to buy ticket inorder to visit Mt. Rainier, check weather.
2. Go early morning and durning week days to avoid traffic and also during weekends parking is hard to find.
3. Fill up your Gas tank before entering Mt.Rainier.
4. Bring Enough water and snacks. you need a lot of water stay hydrated.
5. Bugs were not bad but you can keep spray with you just incase.
Enjoy your trip, it is really a beautiful place for day hike..
Have fun..!!

Hiked August 26,2016

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Can be a bit on the steep side in sections, but not too bad and trail is very well maintained. This whole area is just amazing!

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago