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Best trails in Mount Rainier National Park

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Looking for a great trail in Mount Rainier National Park, Washington? AllTrails has 137 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 64 moderate trails in Mount Rainier National Park ranging from 0.6 to 18.9 miles and from 1,755 to 7,828 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
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. Fees: Mount Rainier Annual Pass - $55 Grants unlimited entry for one year to pass owner and passengers in the same car Mount Rainier Single Vehicle Fee - $30 Grants unlimited entry for one vehicle and passengers for seven consecutive days. Vehicle must be private, noncommercial, and with a seating capacity of 15 or less Mount Rainier "Per Person" Fee - $15 Walk-up or single bicycle fee Grants unlimited entry for seven consecutive days Mount Rainier Motorcycle Fee - $25 Grants unlimited entry for one motorcycle and passenger for seven consecutive days Campground Fees - $20 Per site, nightly Campground Fees - Groups - $60 Groups sites, nightly Accommodates 25 to 40 people
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Map of trails in Mount Rainier National Park
Park information
Acreage
236381 acres
Top trails (137)
#1 - Tolmie Peak Trail
Mount Rainier National Park
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 3 h 36 m
NOTE: The road leading to the trailhead closes seasonally due to snow. If the road is closed, it is a 5 mile walk to the trailhead. Tolmie Peak Trail is a beautiful hike past alpine lakes and subalpiShow more
#2 - Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier National Park
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 3 h 35 m
Note: This route is rated moderate-hard. Trail loops around broad Edith Creek basin, leading through alpine flower meadows, past thundering waterfalls, and over high, craggy peaks. In this one loop yShow more
#3 - Comet and Christine Falls
Mount Rainier National Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 3 h 5 m
Moderate to difficult hike with steep and rocky portions leading to gorgeous waterfall views. There are parts that are a bit of a grind. Poles are a good thing for getting back down if you have bad knShow more
#4 - Naches Peak Loop Trail
Mount Rainier National Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 46 m
Park at Tipsoo Lake, .5 mile west of Chinook Pass on SR 410. For a clockwise hike of the Naches Peak Loop Trail, follow the trail from the picnic area to Chinook Pass and the Pacific Crest Trail. ThiShow more
#5 - Burroughs Mountain Loop Trail
Mount Rainier National Park
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Length: 9.4 mi • Est. 5 h 31 m
Burroughs Mountain Loop Trail is a 9.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Ashford, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optionsShow more
#6 - Spray Park Trail to Mount Pleasant
Mount Rainier National Park
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 4 h 11 m
As of May 2020, the gate is still closed to the trailhead. Show more
#7 - Camp Muir Route Via Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier National Park
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Length: 8.4 mi • Est. 6 h 30 m
An extreme dayhike to Muir, the primary base camp for summit expeditions.Show more
#8 - Mount Fremont Lookout Trail
Mount Rainier National Park
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 3 h 2 m
The beginning of the trail started at the ranger station of the sunrise visitor center with grassy meadows full of wildflowers. Towards the end of the trail the landscape was mainly rocks with incrediShow more
#9 - Silver Falls Trail
Mount Rainier National Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
NOTE: It has been reported that the road to the trailhead is currently closed due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.Show more
#10 - Wonderland Trail to Camp Summerland and Lake
Mount Rainier National Park
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Length: 10.1 mi • Est. 5 h 49 m
Stop at the camp for an 8.2 mile roundtrip or continue on to the gorgeous lake, as shown on the map. You can also continue on to the Panhandle Gap for seasonal waterfalls and wildflowers.Show more
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