Explore the most popular Walking 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.

hiking
1 day ago

Saw a mother bear and her cub near frozen lake

Didn’t do the full trail as I broke off to Spray Falls and back. The falls are absolutely stunning. Because of the recent rain the are at a really good flow.

hiking
muddy
snow
1 day ago

I missed the good weather for this trail by about two days. Expecting 60's, 70's, I was met with 30s and rain/snow. It was still beautiful along the ridgeline but down in the valley, there was very little to be seen in the way of wildlife and we spent most of our time walking in a whiteout of clouds. I'd like to come back and try this one when the weather is better. I still haven't seen Rainier. Fog was too thick.

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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!

hiking
3 days ago

It’s like 6 different hikes in one! Such great variety, glacier lake, water falls, peak views, marmots, & packs of goats past the base camp

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muddy
rocky
scramble
4 days ago

Marmots, mist, moody and marvelous! Too cloudy to see Rainier but spectacular nonetheless. Started at White River campground via Glacier Basin trail and then took the fork after 2.4 miles to hop on Burroughs Mountain trail (labeled “Sunrise in ‘5 miles’”). Once you make it to fork a mile later where there is minimal vegetation, make sure to turn left if you want to hike the 3rd burrough otherwise it takes you to 2nd burrough.

hiking
muddy
rocky
4 days ago

on Summerland Trail

hiking
4 days ago

Gorgeous yesterday. Rain held off, only a few people on the trail. Clocked in at 10miles, not 8 on the activity tracker but may have been off for steps. Very gradual incline, well marked/developed path, took our time and enjoyed the view all the way. A few streams along the way to fill water bottles if you have a purifier.

Amazing hike to Mount Rainier! As New Hampshire natives, where our trails are rock scrambles straight up the sides of the mountains, we found the walking on dirt path to be fairly easy to moderate to First and Second Burroughs. The last leg to Third Burroughs was a little more challenging but completely worth it! We were lucky to have perfectly clear weather and we felt like we could reach out and touch Rainier. Jaw dropping views of the giant and its glaciers. We also saw marmots, pikas, and one mountain goat. 4 elk also crossed the road ahead of us on the drive up to the parking lot, making it a great wildlife day!

The trail is not crowded and well maintained. Offers great views of Rainier to the north and Mt Adams to the south.

hiking
no shade
4 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

Great trail. Beautiful waterfall

very balanced with up, down, and leveled sections. the waterfall was incredible. there are camp grounds along the way. if you plan to do the hole trail I recommend starting at 10 am or earlier. if you just want to see the waterfall then 12 pm is totally fine. incredible views. bring water. there are bathrooms at the start.

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!

One of the most beautiful hikes I’ve ever done. Don’t forget to take a camera. Wild flowers, squirrels and small streams, just the best. I’d definitely do it again and would camp this time.

hiking
rocky
5 days ago

Such a fun trail! The waterfall is gorgeous and you can get right up to it. You can keep going in past the falls but there is nothing really there. Clean trail. On the longer side. More on the moderate-hard if you don’t hike much.

hiking
muddy
rocky
6 days ago

It was unfortunately quite foggy on my way up, so I didn’t go all the way to the van trump park - Comet Falls was beautiful! Other than the poor visibility, great hike :)

hiking
muddy
off trail
rocky
6 days ago

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