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Very pretty area. We enjoyed this hike a lot.

AMAZING VIEWS // worth the tough climb

hiking
17 days ago

This was a nice hike with a beautiful waterfall. We found the little trail that took us closer to the base and then we continued down the trail and ended up at reflection lake. This made the stop worth it as the waterfall itself is not much of a hike.

Camped at Labor day. Train in good condition, no bugs. hiked Alta mountains as a bonus.

hiking
17 days ago

Very good hike. Went till we were even with the bottom of inter glacier. Stayed away from the glacier as rocks were coming down from the top of the glacier. Look out for those if you go beyond the campground. Beautiful up there. The top of the mountain looks soooo close and inviting

I haven't done a hike in a longtime. This was my first in 2018. Beautiful meadows, marmonts running about, and a quick change to an Alien landscape. I'm out of shape by about 30 pounds, and parts were quite strenuous, but worth it.

Started at Longmire and ended at Madcap falls. Total distance is 7.2 miles out and back. Beautiful hike! When you get to Carter falls Madcap falls is only steps away. I thought Madcap was prettier than Carter. This is now one of my favorite Mount Rainier hikes!

hiking
18 days ago

How do you get underneath the Waterfalls? We hiked past the viewpoint from the parking lot today.

Perfect forest walk!

Hiked this about a month ago. Mosquitoes were vicious and seemed to avoid the fact I repeated applications of 98% deet.

hiking
22 days ago

This was a let down for both my wife and I. There is no reason for this to be marked as moderate. It’s more like “extremely easy” with only a few minor obstacles.

Trail type: The majority of the walk path is a very boring 10 foot wide gravel road.

Tip: Bring a trail bicycle. You can ride the entire way on a flat gravel road with only a couple areas where you will need to walk the bike..

Conclusion: If you plan to hike to silver lake or one of the other connected trails then you will have no choice but to walk this trail.
For anyone else as long as you aren’t expecting great views or a moderately challenging hike then it’s possible you might enjoy the long walk.

hiking
23 days ago

This was an awesome hike. We did a sunrise hike and it was so beautiful! I would recommend doing the same. It becomes very challenging close to the end, but it is beautiful!

hiking
24 days ago

Hiked on a cloudy day that resulted in no views of the Mountain - disappointing. Well maintained trail has a mild and gradual uphill to Basin campsite and very smooth hike back down to White River campsite. No knee or toe busting. Went on a Saturday in August and there was a moderate amount of hikers out for a misty day. Most were heading to or coming from Emmon viewpoint.

Considering all the trails in the park, I was a bit disappointed. I wanted to see more of the mountain :(

Great moderate-difficult day hike with outstanding lake views at the end. The trail to Rachel lake can get a bit confusing as there are no marked trail signs but keep looking for where you find the maximum density of footprints and follow along. Recorded about 11.5 miles RT to Rampart lake and back.

An amazing trek. It was pretty smokey when we went through but still gorgeous. Water sources were plentiful once you pass much of the mine work down closer to the townsite of Monte Cristo. The hike to Glacier Basin is pretty vertical at times and is not for the beginner hiker, but certainly a challenge worth taking. The reward is one of the most beautiful views ever and on a clear night the stars are close enough to touch.

Only hiked up to the first set of falls. It's pretty chill the first half and steep the second, but there is neat scenery between the beginning and end, from the rocky river bed with a view if Rainier to the falls and the creek. It does get rather steep but we saw kids, elderly people and people with babies hiking it as well.

hiking
1 month ago

Solid trail; 9,11 & 13yr old were able to finish. Great views. Much better in the AM

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy hike up and back in 4 hours.

hiking
1 month ago

An absolutely beautiful and well-maintained trail. It's generally an easy and forgiving hike on the way up to Glacier Basin campground until the last .5 miles or so (where it becomes significantly steeper). We hiked it twice: once in the morning, and once in the late afternoon. I definitely recommend hiking it sometime in the morning, as the lighting on Rainier was perfect and not overexposed as it was in the afternoon.

We spotted lots of wildlife on this trail as well - if you walk a little ways past Glacier Basin campground toward the scree fields, you're in prime marmot territory (we spotted two scurrying around on the rocks there).

LOTS of horse flys. We were attacked for about a quarter mile. Deet couldn’t even deter them from following.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike out to Monte Cristo, gets a little tough after that. Absolutely beautiful the whole way, but there were lots of flies.

hiking
1 month ago

beautiful and amazing, my kids made it the whole way!

backpacking
1 month ago

Great hike, went early, nice breeze on the trail,

We couldn’t find the trail leading up to the falls. We just walked to the viewpoint which is .2 miles round trip. Absolutely stunning!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! Easy trail and the town is so cool! Totally worth the trip.

on Narada Falls Trail

1 month ago

Beautiful!!!!

You cannot ask for a more diverse and beautiful hike. AMAZING

What I expected in the Pacific NW!

This is a fantastic hike. We went mid July and the weather was perfect. We came across 2 snow patches which was cool to see mid summer. The only downside was the extreme amount of bugs/mosquitoes. Definitely take Emmons Moraine Trail off of glacier basin. It was absolutely beautiful and you can go down by the lake.

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