Skyline Loop Trail

MODERATE 68 reviews

Skyline Loop Trail is a 5.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Paradise Inn, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until September.

5.4 miles 1797 feet Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

cross country skiing

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

snow

no dogs

From Tacoma, south 40 miles on Highway 7 to Elbe. Turn east on Highway 706 and drive 10 miles to the Nisqually Entrance Station. Continue 18 miles to the National Park Inn at Paradise. The trailhead is behind the inn.

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2 months ago

Lots of people but it thins out as you climb. Wildflowers for days!

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3 months ago

Hiked this trail only partially in June several summers ago. So many beautiful wildflowers.

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4 months ago

Everything was socked in and you couldn't see more than 20ft in front of you at some points, it was also snowing for most of the hike. I will be returning next summer when it clears because the views have got to be amazing!

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5 months ago

Rainier was socked in, but we still enjoyed the Panorama stop, saw marmots playing and a black bear foraging for food with her cub. Great park volunteers encouraged our hike pass by Edith Falls and noted the abundance of wild flowers along the at including the Pasque and Monkey flowers growing up. Breathtaking even with the overcast!

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5 months ago

The most popular area of the park for good reason!

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6 months ago

Never disappointed in hiking here

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