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16 hours ago

I did this hike on July 23, 2018. It was a little hot but beautiful sunny skies. One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been is Blue Lake and I’ve been hiking all summer in many national parks. This took me about 3 hours with a lunch break. Definitely a moderate hike for the average hiker. Don’t miss this hike!

Fabulous afternoon hike, swam in 2 lakes and enjoyed the spectacular views.

8/12:/18 Perfect hike for me and the lake was stunning. Spotted momma and baby mountain goats.

Was a very good trail to hike! Did get lost a couple times but ran into people who was able to get us to are destination! Would go agin very beautiful site to see!

Doesn’t get much better.

Great trail home to many mountain goats

With each up and down, each bend traversed, all were meet with soaring mountain peeks, beautiful rock formations and gorgeous lakes scattered through out.
Between the spectrum of beautiful colors, the diverse changes of landscape ....I don't have the right words.to describe.This hike needs to be only experienced.
Good day, great hike!

Great wild life. Flowers were in bloom. Trail was in good shape.

Definitely doable if you’re not fit but took longer with all the breaks. Be careful of stepping on shale. Poles help with this bit

Gorgeous trail,not too steep but also a workout.The snow on the mountain is a nice treat.

hiking
4 days ago

A fantastic hike with amazing views of Mt Baker and 3 pretty lakes. Many patches of snow remains at higher elevations, but totally doable in hiking boots. Pack plenty of water and snacks & enjoy!!

hiking
4 days ago

Great hike, good views, and fun rugged terrain that will challenge you. Trekking poles recommended for anyone doing this trail, especially for inexperienced hikers. This trail is a bit longer than the posted 9 miles due to the 3/4 mile walk from the mountain loop road to the trailhead.

8/11/18 Enjoyed this trail from beginning to end. Beautiful scenery of the mountains, glaciers, wild flowers and lake. Its a moderate hike, our walking sticks helped our knees on the way back down. Make sure to wear good shoes We saw a couple of people in flip flops who im sure we’re struggling. There was a black bear on the trail on our return back, about a 10th of a mile from the parking lot.

hiking
4 days ago

A very easy day hike, or stay over. It's worth walking over to Lower Curtis Glacier, though it's a bit more difficult and some rock scramble. Swim in the icey Lake on a hot day. Very refreshing.

Hiked this trail earlier this week. The view of Mount Rainier was amazing, it is a must do if you have never been to Mount Rainier before.

Did this hike a couple days ago. No need for crampons or snow gear, just walk slow in the snow covered portions. There were amazing views the entire way!!! Lots of exposure on this trail and little shade so bring sunscreen and plenty of water. The views of Mount Baker are spectacular, and there were about 24 mountain goats with their young bear the end along the slopes. I don’t know why this hike is rated as Hard/Difficult. It wasn’t hard to navigate and there weren’t any hard hill climbs. The trail is mostly flat.

Didn't hike the entire trail as we went with a 7 year old and Grandma. But the trail we did hike was beautiful. There was still plenty of snow, which my 7 year old spent much of the time.

Amazing hike! Hiked it clockwise....you’re never without a breathtaking view. My first time seeing a marmot....they were plentiful. Highly recommend.

This was an amazing trail. Gorgeous views. Go counterclockwise and get the steepness over with. It’s an easy 3 mile stroll down after reaching the peak.

Always a classic. So good. Hazy day due to the fires, but not bad. Peak wild flower season has come and gone. This weekend will be the last chance to see some of the darker reds and purples. I would still suggest going to see the flowers . . But not past Sunday. Paradise Inn for lunch is not good . . Would not recommend.

August, 6,2018! Great hike!

2018-08-05, Sunday, arrived Paradise Visitors center parking at 8:30am, parking lot was half full.
We hiked skyline trail clockwise, stopped a lot and took many photos, amazing view and wild flowers.
It took us 6hours to finish this trail. My iPhone shows total 7 miles (11 km).

hiking
9 days ago

Easy hike compared to Maple Pass & Cascade Pass that we did. Great recovery day with gorgeous scenery. Stop by Winthrop for a burger and beer after!

Amazing hike with fantastic views. The lake was a lovely sight!

hiking
10 days ago

Fairly easy hike compared to the other hikes in the area. The trail is well maintained and clear. Hiked it on a beautiful August day. Lots of sunshine and good rewarding hike. Beautiful views of the lake at the top Nice views of the mountains along the way! I highly recommend this for all experience levels of hikers. Enjoy!

Yes, this trail is grueling- but I’m so glad I did it. It would be an amazing place to camp.

Beautiful meadows, snow patches, amazing views of Mt Rainier. The lower sections on the western part of the loop were extremely crowded on the way back, but the eastern part of the loop heading up in the morning was very quiet.

My 4 year old son (H) hiked the entire thing himself, so it is definitely on the easy side.

Loved this trail, did it with my 4 children and all but one said it was their favourite hike ever. How’s that for a win!

Probably the busiest trail in the park since it takes you halfway up Rainier. We went on a Wednesday, arrived shortly after noon, and were able to get parking in the lowest Paradise lot. We hiked clockwise on a sunny day to see the mountain as much as possible. There were tons of people until Panorama Point, where a park volunteer was hanging out and there’s a bathroom built into the side of the mountain. The lower skyline path is closed due to a dangerous snowfield, but the top of the high skyline loop is a lovely spot to stop, rest, and take in the mountain. Most folks who keep going after Panorama take the Golden Gate shortcut back—we only met a few folks doing the entire loop after that point. The trail traffic picks up once Golden Gate and Skyline meet again, and even more at Myrtle Falls. There were some marmots and a few chipmunks along the trail—the chipmunks in particular were out for any food not packed away. Hiking poles were useful for the steep portions and the spots where snow is still in the trail.

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