Explore the most popular Rock Climbing 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.

Crevasses are obviously opened up. its September so that shouldn't be a big surprise

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muddy
over grown
rocky
washed out
3 days ago

I would like to climb and summit this mountain next year. Anybody that would like to summit with me? kevinosabuohien@yahoo.com

hiking
no shade
snow
10 days ago

We did this hike yesterday and unfortunately I forgot to turn on the record on my AllTrails app. It took us 6 hours going up and 3 and some change coming down. It was a fairly easy hike up to pebble creek.... now after that... the snow fields will tend to crush your soul if you are not well equipped and prepared. I highly recommend some sort of crampons. We used micro spikes and trekking poles and we did fine but it sure was tough. Other than that while you’re hiking on the snow fields you have beautiful views of the top of rainier along with being able to turn around and see views of Adams, hood, and St. Helens. Camp muir was great and we even got to go inside one of the base camp snacks and warm up before descending! I will say just before you hit your destination around 200m or so there are some crevasses this time of year that have opened up you’ll either have to walk around at a point or go across. Nothing to big though. Make sure to have fun, bring sun screen and snacks! Enjoy

Hard but worth it. Did this on 9/1. Started at 8. Took us around d 4 hours. Crampons and poles helped. Micro spikes will be good enough. It was cloudy when we got up to camp Muir. Would like to do it again on a sunny and clear day. Carry lot of snacks and water.

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off trail
rocky
scramble
snow
15 days ago

my first time being this high up. was just going to go to panorama point ,but decided you know what I'm just going to go for it. made it up in around 4 hours and 1.5 hours back down. was an amazing hike but recommend doing early in day. snow is very bright bring lots of sunscreen as I ran out.

Completed in 9/2:. Snow field get soft in the afternoon. Suggestion to go early and have crampons and poles. Completed round trip in under 4 hours with little weight.

hiking
no shade
snow
16 days ago

Definitely a good one! Microspikes and poles are very helpful!

Fun as usual it’s better to go early and beat the crowd

We started from the trailhead at 7:15, which was just what we needed given that it was a clear, crisp, wind-free day. Our microspikes and trekking poles came in very handy, and we'd recommend them for anyone who doesn't care to slip-slide through the snowfield. Another bonus of leaving early was that only nine people were at Camp Muir when we arrived, and no more than another 25 or so reached the camp during the hour we sat there at a leisurely lunch. The panorama to the south when it's clear, as it was today, is unbeatable: Mount Adams, Mount St. Helens, Mount Hood, and all the intervening peaks and valleys are splendid to behold. The hike itself is quite taxing--it took us nearly four hours to make the climb--but, as everyone else has commented, the views at the end are worth it.

Hard but great hike.

hiking
scramble
snow
18 days ago

Summited August 30th, 2019. Definitely not for the faint of heart, even under perfect conditions this is a massive challenge. 35 mph sustained winds, with solid gusts at the top didn’t allow for much time at the summit, but the rest of the climb was gorgeous. Conditions were great. Yes, there are open crevasses this time of year, but the route was not that circuitous. One vertical ladder. Used RMI guides. For an amateur climber, FANTASTIC value.

So worth the trip up there!! It was a really warm day and the snow was slushy/muddy in spots. There were a few small crevasses open but easily to step over. Poles are super helpful, although we did pas a few people without them. Not an easy hike pack lots of snack and plenty of time. Views are worth it!!!!!

Very difficult. No trail for 90% had you'll get lost in the woods easily.

Was an amazing hike. We started out a little late around 11.30, would recommend starting early as climbing the snow fields is easier when snow hasnt turned mushy. Muir snow fields is the steepest part of the trail and feels like it will never end. Microspikes and poles help a LOT! We did it on a cloudy day and could only see St Helen's, want do it again on a sunny day.

hiking
no shade
snow
26 days ago

hiking
no shade
off trail
rocky
scramble
snow
30 days ago

Got to climbers over night parking area, which is spacious parking at 2:45am there are no bathrooms here. The lot was probably 1/4th full. When I drove by paradise parking there was a sign that said you could only park in the paradise parking area a certain amount of hours. So I parked in the climbers lot. My friend parked in paradise for 12hrs and her car was fine. Apparently you don't have to hang your America the Beautiful pass, but I still did because I got there before the gates were open and the pass is so darn expensive I'm going to hang it wherever I can. Paradise has bathrooms open 24/7. Attempted camp muir hike 7/29/19 in fairly new hiking boots, big mistake... This hike is steep right from the get go. No one out hiking when we started at 430am or so we had the trails to ourselves. Beautiful scenery for sunrise. My first time hiking up here and second time visiting Paradise. Snow started 4 or 5+ miles from camp muir but they are grueling. With the bumpy steep kind of snow and if you think walking the summer route would be easier, it's  not. The dirt is slippery, it's a find your own route trail and there's plenty of boulders to climb over. I made it about 1.5 miles from the shelter before I felt a blister on my heel coming on and decided to stop on a rock island in the snow. It was my friends second attempt up so I told her to go ahead and get it, while I did some self care and waited for her. She made it within site of the shelters and snapped some pictures. On the way up I was dredding going down. Actually going down was not so bad, we glissaded most of the way down the snow fields and it was better glissading than south sisters in the snow! Busy on the snow fields on the way down with ranger programs or climbers probably over 50 people up there. It was 2 or 3pm before we got down to the solid trails and they were swimming with mostly not so prepared tourists! Wanting to hike trails on a hot day with little to no water! 100s of people. I did this with microspikes and an ice axe. Crampons would probably help out alot more. I did 8 miles with 3366 elevation gain in 11hrs 50 mins total time and 7hrs 49mins moving time. 

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