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Mount Rainier National Park is located in west-central Washington and is ideal for hiking, mountain climbing and scenic drives. Most roads are open from late May to early October, which allow for both stunning views and access to a wide range of hiking trails and other sites. Hikers will find forests with cedar, hemlock, and fir trees as well as streams and wildflower meadows. On Rainier's alpine slopes, visitors will find firs, glaciers, and tundra. Mount Rainier, an active volcano, is the most prominent peak in the Cascades, and it is covered by 26 named glaciers including Carbon Glacier and Emmons Glacier, the largest in the continental United States. The mountain is popular for climbing, and more than half of the park is covered by subalpine and alpine forests. Paradise on the south slope is one of the snowiest places in the world, and the Longmire visitor center is the start of the Wonderland Trail, which encircles the mountain.

Highly recommended! An AWD or a 4x4 is also recommended due to the 20 mile dirt road you'll travel on to get up to the trail head. I went at sunrise and it was the most beautiful view of Mount Rainier Ive seen so far.

This trail starts off very easy, it's almost flat for most of the trail until the last .9 mile and then it's straight up to the lookout. Worth it, though.

We hiked all the way to the 3rd burrough. It was a very fun hike but the last burrough was steep

We hiked all the way to the 3rd burrough. It was a very fun hike but the last burrough was steep

Amaizing experience I will back soon

Amazing trail. Lots of switch backs and vertical . Beautifully scenery . If any one dose happen to climb in soon I may have lost a blue dry sac up near the summit , stopped at a fallen down tree a mile or so past the water fall. Had some importantly stuff in it . Would appreciate if anyone could let me know. Happy hiking .

hiking
4 days ago

Did not start out the day expecting to do this but said what the hell and did the detour down to the lake and back from the Naches Trail. The lake is quiet and a great place to eat lunch along the water. Nothing too technical - downhill and then back uphill.

hiking
4 days ago

Easy hike on a warm day. 3 hours total with a detour down to Dewey Lake. Definitely hike clockwise from Tipsoo lake as the views are better - we did counter clockwise from the end of the trail on the other side of 410. Saw the Norse Peak fire smoke coming over the ridge at the PCT junction - crazy and awesome at the same time.

Beautiful view

very strenuous hike. took us almost 5.5 hrs to climb up and 2.5 hrs to come down. But in the end, it was worth the hard work. coming down, we glissade almost all the way. it was really fun glissading.

Nice hike although little Smokey on this day limited viewing and not the best for breathing the smoke rolled in on my way there.

Awesome hike. The trail is moderate. It can get a little cold up by Burroughs 2. It was a little hazy from the smoke today but still worth it.

hiking
5 days ago

Smokey due to the nearby Crystal Mountain fire but still some great views. Great hike!