Looking for a great trail in Mount Rainier National Park, Washington? AllTrails has 120 great hiking trails, trail 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 53 moderate trails in Mount Rainier National Park ranging from 0.6 to 18.9 miles and from 1,755 to 10,059 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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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.

hiking
rocky
1 day ago

Nice foresty loop with a fairly easy/wide path. It’s a decent climb, but we got passed by a runner, so I guess it’s all relative

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muddy
off trail
snow
1 day ago

Did this trail on 6/24/19.. Amazingly stunning views. Plenty of water sources. Varying surroundings, from forested to exposed & barren. A frozen lake that is a spectacular light blue. Still a lot of snow, some of it across the trail and all snow so we put on micro spikes shortly after the group camp. The last 1000 ft is kind of dicey as you traverse a steep, snow covered slope. I would have been more comfortable with an ice ax but made due with poles. Had lunch at the gap and considered going up to the peak but weather was closing in. It can change quickly up there. Glissaded down the steep slope and a few others. I logged 11.6 miles RT on this app and want to go back.

hiking
muddy
1 day ago

Hike is pretty easy. did this hike Sunday morning, it was very wet and rainy so always check the weather reports,snow free. It’s Suitable for all, a lot of cool views on the way up. Also an amazing view at the end of the waterfall.

An absolutely gorgeous climb! Stunning views the entire time. Be prepared for it. We saw a lot of people trying to head up in tennis shoes and a 20 oz. water bottle. You can see Gibralter rock pretty much the whole time, and Muir is near the bottom of it. It looks deceptively close. Can't wait to do it again, and keep going to the top!

This is one of our favorite hikes to take out-of-towners on. It’s an easy hike with beautiful views and such bright glacier water. We’ve been in June and July. We prefer July when the waterfall is a little less powerful because it looks more teal!!

Great trail for light hikers and beginners.

This trail was pretty cool, there’s a viewpoint with a fence that has a pretty good view of Mt. Rainier but if you keep going there’s one that’s even better! The first 1.5 miles is rough being up the whole way, but once you get to the viewpoint it’s either flat or downhill for the rest of the hike. According to my Apple Watch this trail was 5.2 miles, so just a little longer than what all trails said and we finished it in just over 2 hours.

This trail was pretty cool, there’s a viewpoint with a fence that has a pretty good view of Mt. Rainier but if you keep going there’s one that’s even better! The first 1.5 miles is rough being up the whole way, but once you get to the viewpoint it’s either flat or downhill for the rest of the hike. According to my Apple Watch this trail was 5.2 miles, so just a little longer than what all trails said and we finished it in just over 2 hours.

Steady, gentle incline. Nice shades trail and a couple small lakeside a bowl of peaks. The picas along the way were a great bonus.

Great hike, even if it's a cloudy morning. The forest is really lush right now and smells strongly of EvergreenTreez. If you have time, make the trek up to the landing for Comet Falls. it's a little muddy, but to see the torrential current crash into the rocks and cool off in the mist it's well worth it. Start early if you come on a weekday, parking lot only holds 20 or so.

hiking
muddy
snow
2 days ago

We turned around partway through so we did not complete it. We weren’t feeling the best, and it was too foggy to see much. The trail definitely has snow and mud, but it seems open.

hiking
2 days ago

Very short, easy, and trafficked trail. More of an extended pull-off, really. But it takes only a few minutes and is a pretty amazing waterfall.

hiking
snow
2 days ago

Gravel road of hwy 125 has been recently redone. Very nice condition, no problem going 20 to 25 the whole way. Road closed 5 miles from the lake Mowich at last gate but there is a lot of parking. NP info says road to open on June 28th. I road my bike upto the trail head. nice rolling hike upto lake Eunice where there is a bit of snow still. no problem finding the trail and walking on it for it's mainly flat there. Final assent to the lookout is snow free. Such awesome views from the top :-)

hiking
snow
2 days ago

This was one of the best hikes I’ve ever done!! Amazing views and the trail is well maintained. Ps. Try to be there around 7am it gets really crowded after 8am

hiking
snow
2 days ago

I would recommend this trail for the beautiful views and easy/moderate difficulty level! Make sure to have snow and hiking gear if you wish to hike up the glacier. Without gear you can still do most of the trail!

This was a great trail we did the the larger loop that connects to the Grove of the Patriarchs. We parked near the Ohanapecosh visitor center and started there. No dogs.

Easy hike and we saw many families. No need for hiking footwear, sneakers will do fine on this easy trail.

Hiked this trail on 6/22 and absolutely loved every second of it. Started at 7:30am and finished around1:45 pm. The ascend was challenging but well worth the effort.

hiking
snow
2 days ago

Road closed was closed 4.5 miles ahead of the lake and trailhead start. We started late afternoon to avoid morning rain since this is a short hike, but the road closure forced us to turn back after reaching the lake. Beautiful lake and took some wonderful personal photos using some snowbanks to lightbox. Would definitely love to come up here early in the day when it’s clear and warmer and get a view of rainier.

Steady climb along the water. Some spots are relatively steep but taking our time we made it to the top with two kids relatively easily. 3 hours round trip and a lovely hike for a misty day.

Started out at trailhead around 9am. The parking really is about 4.8 after Crystal Mountain rd and is on the left. Only saw two other people on the way up. And then a few more as we headed down. The terrain was stead switchbacks but not difficult at all. I honestly thought this was going to be harder so I am very glad for the gradual climb. Snow free. We got to the junction where to the left is crystal lake and to the right is crystal peak. From there it was 2.5 to crystal peak but we stayed left to go to the lakes. The upper lake is .5 passed the lower lake. And it’s worth every step. Again a very gradual climb in the trail. Wildflowers were just starting so I imagine in a week or two this walk up to upper lake will be covered in them. We got to the lake and the fog was just lifting. What a gorgeous reflection of the mountains on the lake. There were patches of snow on the mountains but none on the trail. We walked around the lake to find a seat to eat lunch. So calm, quiet, and peaceful. We got to enjoy the lake by ourselves. The sun came out just as we were done. We hiked back down and then went to the lower lake. There is two campsites there, both must be reserved as walk in only at ranger station. There is a toilet at the lower lake. And I mean that, that’s all it is open and free. A happy little throne. Also the water runs down from the lakes to the right so it’s a great place to grab more water of your in need.

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snow
2 days ago

One of our favorite trails. Not only were the waterfalls beautiful but the scenery the entire hike was amazing. Lush and green. We walked passed the Comet falls viewpoint and continued on the trail to get as close to the falls as possible. That’s where it started to get a little muddy/not as well maintained but still doable. We clocked over 5 miles.

hiking
3 days ago

Hiked to the lower falls with my four kids. Trail was in great shape and it's a pretty easy 2.5 miles round trip. Had a great time playing at the base of the falls.

We had an amazing time hiking here today, not a bad hike at all. The first part was a bit steep but after you got to the view of Rainier it was all just a walk through the forest. There was a bit of mosquitos so bring some bug spray! It was a really neat hike, and shaded a large part of the way. Not a hike with views the entire time as most of it is through forest area, but still very enjoyable.

hiking
3 days ago

Great day hike in the National Park even on a foggy day. We were able to make it to the falls before the clouds overhead descended to make visibility tough. A steady incline the whole way there but nothing super challenging. The trail was only slightly muddy in spots. We did it in running shoes with no issues. The parking lot is small and gets full quickly. We arrived just before 9am and were first to park street side across from the lot.

Beautiful trail- not too hard but there is quite a few stairs. Once you make it to snow lake, keep going on the trail that isn’t maintained- you get such a beautiful view!

hiking
blowdown
muddy
snow
3 days ago

Trail was clear of snow all the way up to Comet Falls. We continued up the Van Trump Trail where we had to cross patches of snow. We were able to make it to the end of the Van Trump where the trail meets the snowfield. Had lunch on top and then picked our way back down. We started the hike early in the morning while the parking lot was still empty. On the way up we did not see a single person, however by the time we made our way down we passed several other hikers and a packed parking lot. *** Best to go early to be the crowds.

This trail is good for endurance training but if you’re looking for spectacular views I wouldn’t recommend it. The trail starts out on a road that’s been blocked off and you travel at least a couple miles before getting onto an actual trail. There is a built shelter at the lake and a small cabin that is locked up. There’s also an outhouse.

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