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Highlights:
-Hiked it on the 14th: weather and views were beautiful. Wore shorts and running shoes.
-Took my kids with me, the youngest hiker being 3. We had no issues hiking the entire route.
-No snow on the trail, just a little mud where it had melted.

Downside:
The line into the Mt Rainier Park was long between 1200-1400. We waited an hour to get into the park.

AMAZING views! Tough walk for the kids. We had so much fun! Still a good amount of snow on the trail despite Temps in the 90s. Got only 4 stars only because it was insanely crowded. Walked in crowds almost the whole way.

Short easy walk. Several areas to access river bed. Our kids really enjoyed this and there were several families swimming/wading. The trees were amazing with a beautiful boardwalk and great informational placards.

Hiked here today. Short, slightly challenging. Would have enjoyed it more if we had not been swarmed by bugs the entire hike. I’d do it again in colder weather or if I can wear a mosquito net.

Very pretty trail, nice waterfalls

Amazing!!! Absolutely wonderful views! Waterfalls and rivers the whole way up

Fun trail. Challenging for beginners but I had fun keeping up with my kids. There is a waterfall past snow lake at the very end of the trail.

Beautiful trail. Walked it on July 13th and the whole sourdough trail was free of snow.
I recommend taking the wonderland trail to get back, instead of hiking the sourdough trail up and back (a few spots covered with snow on this trail, but no problem to hike with normal hiking shoes).
Beware of lots of mosquitos! (Recommend deet)

Amazing views—waterfall took my breath away

Sweeping views

Easy hike from the Sunrise to Frozen Lake. The sweeping views offer big rewards for little effort. Escape the crowds by taking the Wonderland Trail back down to Sunrise.

The Dead Horse Creek portion of this loop is still covered in a ton of snow. Be careful! The views are amazing and there is definitely wildlife around. Found a couple of paw prints in the snow from a mountain lion.

Hiked today at Paradise and chose this and others trails for the views, which were spectacular. Part of this trail is still covered in enough snow that it makes it difficult if you don’t have poles or the right boots. It was also a little icy in spots.

Very easy hike yesterday... Trees were majestic, amazing, almost ethereal... Cool one person bridge.

Awesome hike yesterday... Took the east side trail from Grove of the Patriarchs... Nice easy hike in and out. Falls were amazing.

hiking
9 days ago

We had 5 small kids age 5-11 and only did the 1 mile straight hike to the falls. We did not continue on throughout the 4 mile loop. This hike did have an elevation change of 300 feet throughout the trail. Some parts of the trail are narrow and right along the edge. But the Silver Falls are amazing. We went at the end of June and the colors we bright and vibrant. It was pretty heavily trafficked too. This trailhead was somewhat difficult to find as it was tucked in to the trees. But it is directly across the street from the Grove of the Patriarchs trail parking lot and the Eastline Trail sign. Definitely worth the short hike.

This will now be one of my favorite hikes! Absolutely beautiful! We arrived by 8:45am on a Friday morning and were the 3rd car in the lot. Lots of tree roots, rocks, some muddy areas on the trail. Wouldn’t recommend for beginners. Finished the hike around 11:30 and the lot was full. No snow on the trail.

Some beautiful large trees and a lovely green river! Family loved skipping rocks!

Gorgeous

Definitely moderate to difficult trail with the trail generally going up the whole way with various steps and rocks and tree roots to climb over. It was beautiful the entire time and the pay off was spectacular! Must do!!!!

Love this trail!

Beautiful Vistas. Nice, relaxing hike.

Loved the changing vegetation and terrain. The end view was amazing. The only down part was walking back. Great is for kids and adults alike. Amazing views.

Hiked on 7/1/18. First 100 yards or so had some snow but that was it for the entire trail. No issue at all.

Hiked on 6/30/18. Easy for all ages. Some short snow covered areas near snow lake but easily traversed with normal shoes and the help of some poles.

Breathtaking falls! Unfortunately we couldn’t see the top of the falls due to all of the fog, but it was worth the walk anyway! Lots of roots and rocks, so take your time. There’s also a log bridge with one hand rail that goes over the lower falls - it would make me nervous with small kiddos. It made me nervous with teens even! ;-)

Beautiful hike with great waterfall views. a quick hike that is not to difficult

hiking
17 days ago

Uphill, sometimes relatively steeply, all the way. But the views on the way up, and the 360 degree views at the summit are so worth it. Rainier, Adams, Hood, and Goat Rocks. Started very early, and on a Tuesday. No one seen until near the top....perhaps 10 seen all day, most of them going up when I was descending. Early wildflowers seen. Great hike.

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