Explore the most popular Kid Friendly trails in Mount Rainier National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
17 hours ago

Saw lots of different mushrooms on the trail. And some beautiful trees. Crossed a few bridges and got a great view of the falls. Turned around after crossing the bridge that crossed the river. Ended up being a little over a 2 mile hike. Easy trail with a little elevation gain.

Beautiful trail with some gigantic old trees. Even get to cross a suspension bridge. Easy hike.

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muddy
3 days ago

I went today - it was rainy, overcast & cold. My views definitely weren’t what other photos show but still a good little trail. I would consider this trail easy definitely not moderate as it’s listed. It’s got a couple climbs but nothing crazy. My phone says I went 3.1 miles in 1hour 28mins. The app also says like 500ft incline - the posted sign by the trail says 700ft. Wasn’t crowded maybe 5 other people on the trail.

Starts with old hot springs area (now cold) then onto beautiful forest meets meadow areas. Lots of markers identifying trees and plants. Easy 1/2 hour hike. Great for a rainy day.

hiking
3 days ago

Trail is quoted as .1 mile and it was longer. Was muddy and could have used a walking stick but beautiful falls and well worth it!

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no shade
4 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

Great trail. Beautiful waterfall

Wow! This hike leaves you breathless every step you take. We arrived at the trailhead at 6:30am and it was worth it! We saw the sunrise and were able to enjoy the quiet and stillness of morning without the crowds. The incline may be hard for others but there are plenty of places to stop and enjoy the view. The last mile or two to the top of the most difficult with narrow walk path and steep drops on the left side. Be very careful going through that area because one slip of your foot could be dangerous. The views at the top are like no other, and definitely worth the effort to get there!

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rocky
5 days ago

Excellent pretty easy trail. Great long views, and a good portion of the walk is straight at Rainier.

Love the views from this trail. A very manageable trail that provides a taste of the backcountry with easy parking and accessibility.

Cute trail! Probably the easiest I’ve done but cute and great for families.

This is an amazing hike! Recommend doing it clockwise for an incredible view of the mountain while going down hill. We did see some bear scat at some places.

hiking
10 days ago

Pretty little nature walk/trail to see the trees. Can easily connect this with Silver Falls Trail by starting there and connecting to this one in the middle. Note - we had heard that this is wheelchair/stroller accessible, but I will say it is but not that easily. There is dirt and slight hills in the beginning that would make anything with wheels difficult.

on Silver Falls Trail

hiking
10 days ago

Lovely trail!! Can easily combine this trail with Grove of the Patriarchs (connects by crossing a road between the two). We went very slowly stopping and taking lots of photos.

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blowdown
bridge out
10 days ago

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rocky
11 days ago

Nice gradual incline on path with meadow flowers all around. Did Dege trail up top for great views of Rainer and the whole 360 degrees. Heard a coyote in the valley. Not difficult but a bit rocky up top so no flip flops!

hiking
11 days ago

We were lucky in that the sky was relatively clear over the peak of The Mountain- To say the views from the trail were compelling understates the grandeur that was in front of us .

Amazing. Hard. Beautiful...

Did this in late August. This trail was absolutely gorgeous, with breathtaking views almost the entire way! Perfect for a couple of flatlanders trying to get used to the altitude! My husband and I are in our 50’s and in pretty good shape. The elevation gain was totally manageable, and the photo ops were nonstop! We went on a weekday around 10a. There were a fair amount of people here, but nothing too crazy. Would HIGHLY recommend. Bucket list for sure! Head to Sunrise too for the Burroughs Mountain Trail. OMG!

Green everywhere.

Easy one. But the flowers in the summer are so amazing. Don’t miss it. Perfect for family hiking with kids.

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no shade
12 days ago

Great view of the mountain rainier. Days with few cloud is the best choice for the view. But it can be sunny and hot as there is no shade.

Love walking around these trails! Saw deer out today! Took my 15 month old nephew....pretty sure he loved it!

hiking
13 days ago

Quick walk. The water below is stunning to see. Great views of Rainier and Adams on a clear day.

Hiked this trail mid morning today. Minimal parking so go early. High trafficked trail. Children allowed which isn’t a problem however if you’re looking for a peaceful hike this wouldn’t be the one for you. Beautiful trail. Lots of gorgeous trees.

hiking
14 days ago

Amazing views. A bit hilly

hiking
14 days ago

Big incline!

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