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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views

forest

wild flowers

nature trips

wildlife

bird watching

walking

lake

trail running

waterfall

kid friendly

river

camping

backpacking

snowshoeing

mountain biking

skiing

rock climbing

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.

You just can’t beat these views of Rainer! The wildflowers were beautiful and we saw lots of marmots.

hiking
10 hours ago

Gorgeous hike! Our three kids did it and loved it.

One of my very favorite hikes in the park. Great variety of wildflowers in July.

Good trail to get the legs going but not kill yourself. Amazing views from the point make it all worth it. Good one to push your littles a bit and show them some PNw beauty. On a clear day you can easily look south down the range and see Adams, St. Helens, and Hood.

hiking
17 hours ago

This is a great hike. For the first 2.5 miles you are in the forest. After Eunic Lake, the trail opens up and views are amazing. Definitely moderate.

This trail is so beautiful. I felt like I was walking in an enchanted forest most of the time. That feeling hits a high point when you make it to Snow Lake and see the amazing aqua colored water!!! It is so worth the the trip just for that view. I am not an experienced hiker by any means and I hiked it on a day that was 50 degrees and raining all day and did not have any problems. I would definitely encourage people to take advantage of this beautiful hike!

hiking
1 day ago

Drove right to it. Volunteers were at the site. Cloudy, but cool, got an amazing tour! Will be back when it’s sunny, and also on a clear night!

i m in my 30s and fit. i hike regularly. must say first of all that this is a spectacular and very enjoyable hike and that the only reason why i stopped at 1.5 km( probably pess than a mile) from camp Muir, was the weather and my own fault since i did not have the right equipment for continous showers and snow precipitation. safe, beautiful with very good signage up to the anvil rock past which u will have to follow either the gps or the other people marks. weather stopped me but i saw many well equipped people making their way up. only a matter of staying dry. overall i loved it.

backpacking
bridge out
bugs
1 day ago

My girlfriend and I hiked this in about 48 hours with 18 hours of actual time hiking. We went clockwise and camped at Dick creek and James Lake, but if we did it again we’d stay at the Yellowstone cliffs or Crescent lake. Only issue was finding the trail again after crossing the West Fork River as there was no actual sign or indicators. Don’t forget your rain gear cause weather is crazy at Rainier. Happy trails

hiking
muddy
1 day ago

Lovely hike, socked in today but flowers and trail were beautiful. Some mud and a really dirty car after miles on dirt road but loved the day.

Beautiful trail and even more beautiful view at the top. Trail is not difficult and it is well groomed but be prepared for a decent leg workout for the 3.5 or so miles up; the way down is a breeze. It was super misty and cloudy on our way up but we caught a couple glimpses of sunshine and even without it the mountains and lakes were still spectacular. Bring your bug spray! We started around 9:00am and made it down around 12:30. Would definitely recommend!

great old growth forest and a fun suspension bridge. gets crowded so go early

recommend doing the entire loop hike. stunning temperate rain forest and beautiful waterfall. loop was not crowded.

beautiful hike through Alpine meadows and lots of wildflowers. great views no crowds early in day. not too hard to do

I loved this hike so much I did it twice in one day with different weather conditions. beautiful hike and not very difficult. the lakes are stunning and you have great views.

Great trail! Went with a group on 7/4. Perfect weather and trail in good condition. Everyone made it up and back down no problems. Ages ranged from 20yr olds to 60yr old! We all loved it! Bring plenty of water.

hiking
1 day ago

Trail was in great condition except one area close to the lake. It was pretty muddy & a bit difficult to get around. Other that spectacular view of Mount Rainier & the lakes are always beautiful!

snow
1 day ago

Lots of snow when we hiked this trail(July 8). We went counter clockwise which helped us avoid most of the crowd on the way up and the elevation gain is gentler too. Carry a pair of crampons for the snow, you might need them.

hiking
bugs
1 day ago

hiking
2 days ago

This trail is a hybrid Easy/Hard. The first 3/4 is an easy flat trail then you get to climb up to the mine. That’s a hard climb with 7 to 8 switchbacks in a quarter mile. Feels like your going straight up. Your thighs will talk to you.

This was my first time doing a serious hike like this, and I was not disappointed. I am completely hooked now. We started later than we had hoped. Hit the trail head around 10:05am, and after a few breaks got to the camp around 2:40ish. It was our first time so we took it slow, after experiencing it I think we could have done it a lot faster. I brought microspikes and my friend brought Crampons but we didn’t use them. Probably less than 50% of hikers were using them. Probably would help, but definitely not needed. Temperature wise the weather wasn’t too bad, we were in a T-shirt most of the way up before we put on another layer. The clouds were awful though, almost everything past Pebble Creek was covered and very limited sight. Even at Camp Muir. After about an hour lunch we headed down at 3:40ish, glissading was incredibly fun. First time doing that as well. Did it without a trash bag, got a little cold but overall was worth it and super fun. We stopped at Pebble Creek on the way down and filled out water bottles and enjoyed some very cold and refreshing mountain water. Got back down to Paradise around 6:00pm. Overall, loved it. Can’t wait to do it again and summiting will be in next year’s plan.

hiking
bugs
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

My husband and I caught this trail at the back of the rain forest trail only wanting to go as far as the waterfall. We made it two miles in and turned around. This trail is nothing but incline and we never saw the waterfall.

hiking
2 days ago

always been our hideaway hike . but words out . never seen more then 2 cars at trailhead . 21 cars this weekend. Flowers are rocking

Hands down my favorite hike in the area. Easy and quick to get to the saddle where it opens up to the most picturesque view of the mountains I've ever had. Trail was very well maintained and we even passed a few smaller kids coming up as we descended. Great spot to make a day hike out of because you can continue on for many miles on trails past the "non-maintained trail" sign.

hiking
snow
2 days ago

Snow in spots.. and a ton of people..

hiking
rocky
snow
2 days ago

This was a pretty hard hike but so worth it. The views are breathtaking. Even in July, I recommend wearing sturdy, waterproof shoes and bring layers of clothing to wear as needed. There are areas of very rocky trail conditions, as well as snow. Overall, a great experience with amazing scenery.

hiking
bugs
muddy
3 days ago

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