Explore the most popular Wild Flowers 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.

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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
1 day ago

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.

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muddy
1 day ago

Amazing trip, definitely worth it! I have seen several trip reports from people who completed the whole thing in 48 hours. I would not recommend attempting this. The elevation changes on this trail are very intense, and when you register for a permit you commit to an itinerary (enforced by backcountry rangers who check permits, as well as limited campsites that fill up). We hiked 8-9 miles a day, with around 1,500 to 3,000 feet of elevation per day, for 4 days, and it was perfect. It’s also a stunningly beautiful trail, and if you rush it you’ll miss everything! First night we stayed at Sunrise Walk-in since we arrived later, then Fire Creek - Yellowstone Cliffs - Mystic. All beautiful campsites, but the ones on the northern loop portion were the nicest. We hiked counterclockwise, as the ranger said this is the direction most people take, and we wanted to maximize the feeling of solitude. Unfortunately we arrived just in time for a cold front with record precipitation, and we got a wintry mix the last day. So the views were limited, but it was actually really neat to be up there in the mists. The weather changes very quickly on the mountain so be ready! Bring plenty of warm gear, a raincoat, and rain pants, and ideally an extra tarp so you don’t have to cook dinner in the rain. And don’t be overly attached to seeing Mt. Rainier itself— I have met people who have hiked the whole Wonderland Trail without seeing the mountain. We got a good view as we drove in, but the rest of the time it was obscured by clouds and fog. We did see lots of amazing mushrooms, marmots, mountain goats, old growth forests, wildflowers, and glaciers, with some passing views of the cliffs and peaks around us. We were told that there’s currently a mama and baby bear hanging around Mystic camp, but we did not see them. Mice were active at all campsites, so be careful with your food and keep a clean campsite. Lastly, I want to commend the NPS for taking such great care of this park. The trail is very well maintained, and there are rangers patrolling the loop, which is something that some nearby forest service trails desperately need. Park rangers were incredibly helpful, informative, and friendly. All in all, absolutely worth it!! Be ready for stunning beauty and an amazing physical challenge!

9-14-19 First time here, it was a perfect overcast day. Clear trails with great views, can't wait to repeat this hike earlier in the Summer.

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fee
1 day ago

Really beautiful trail, and not too difficult once you get warmed up. Lots of marmots and chipmunks and a few birds I can't identify. Quite a good variety of mountain views (of Rainier, St Helens, Adams, and Hood), creeks, fields, rocky summits, and a few waterfalls.

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rocky
1 day ago

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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.

hiking
2 days ago

very will maintained trail with amazing views. The water at the upper lake was amazing!

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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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no shade
rocky
3 days ago

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

hiking
3 days ago

without a doubt the greatest hike

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muddy
over grown
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washed out
3 days ago

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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.

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