Looking for a great trail in Mount Rainier National Park, Washington? AllTrails has 136 great hiking trails, 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 64 moderate trails in Mount Rainier National Park ranging from 0.6 to 18.9 miles and from 1,755 to 7,828 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

hiking

no dogs

views

forest

wild flowers

nature trips

wildlife

bird watching

walking

lake

waterfall

running

river

kid friendly

backpacking

camping

snowshoeing

mountain biking

rock climbing

skiing

partially paved

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
icy
snow
10 days ago

I would recommend this trail 100%! Weather conditions were really bad, snowing and very low visibility. Walking sticks and snowshoes HIGHLY recommended! You’re gonna be required to have chains for your tires. It was really beautiful! Got one small glance of the beautiful mountains once the sun came out for a split second.

hiking
11 days ago

Roaming Sugarloaf Mtn

hiking
12 days ago

Trail still in great condition. 3" of snow towards the top but very doable. we brought our 10 and 6 year old kids and they did great. Scenery around the lake with the snow was absolutely gorgeous.

on Skyline Trail

hiking
bugs
15 days ago

amazing views!

hiking
17 days ago

Amazing on a clear day

hiking
muddy
rocky
18 days ago

Ventured 2.5 up the West Boundary trail on New Year’s Day where I could see a waterfall coming down. Stopped there with my 6yo and returned down to the car. Fitbit said 118 flights of stairs. Slippery muddy and rocky in some places. No snow. Returning possibly Monday to go higher. If you like the path less traveled this is one for you as long as you are prepared with proper trekking poles recommended. Fun elevation gains and switchbacks

hiking
18 days ago

Incredible views. Hiked in mid September 2019. No snow except way up in the glacier & higher elevation. it was just beautiful greenery. You go from a low, beautiful green vegetation, to vastly different rocky terrain, back to incredible vegetation on the descent. There are several waterfalls far off as you hike up. Beautiful expansive views. We started around 1030am. Weather was 66 at the start, at top elevation was around 33 a few hours later, then rose back to near 70 on our descent. This particular stretch is just a lot of direct ascent. But until the last loop sign you can detour for shorter loops still. So I would say its moderate, but I'm very physically fit. it's pretty well maintained trail until the top most portion of the loop which is rocky. But you wont get lost.

hiking
blowdown
snow
19 days ago

Heavy snow and ice near the peak. Good spikes needed, maybe even more. The snow was several feet deep in places. Very windy, hard to stand up at the peak. No views from the top. Large tree is down at around 2.5 miles, you need to crawl under it. IMPORTANT NOTE: Would hikers please STOP littering with the bright orange plastic marker tape. It breaks down and will enter the environment as microplastics pollution. If you must mark, place more sticks against trees. The trail is easy to follow as it is. STOP littering please.

I started at Narada falls and went down to the falls and to the lake, then took the high lakes trail back towards Paradise and turned back down to Narada again. Made a nice loop. Beautiful trail, deep snow, use snowshoes. Saw others with microspikes and even no traction at all and they were post-holing pretty bad. Walked in the lake.....so amazing. Not to difficult, it was my second ever snowshoe hike!

Road is closed

hiking
muddy
22 days ago

We needed a trail to kick off 2020 that did not pose an avalanche danger. The weather forecast said to expect rain all day, but we lucked out with minimal sporadic showers. We hit the trail early in the morning and were the first in the parking lot. The first and last 3.2 miles are relatively flat with gorgeous scenery, especially with the fog rolling in between the old growth forest. Between the parking lot and the Green Lake Trail Head, we saw 8-10 deer on the trail. We took it slow as not to disturb them and they meandered into the woods. The trail up to Green Lake is in decent condition with spots of mud and small run-off streams following the trail, but we were able to walk on the edge of the trail in sections without issue. Ranger Falls is flowing heavy, which was an awesome sight to see, but the extra mist was not conducive for taking photos with a DSLR. Above Ranger Falls there is a fallen tree that lies across the trail. We were able to crawl underneath the tree after taking our packs off, but I would not recommend climbing over the tree. You can also walk up the hill about 15 feet, beating through some light brush, if you don't want to climb under. At the next switchback there is the same tree that looks like it was struck by lightning, causing the base of the tree to explode. Near the top of the trail, prior to the lake, there is a log foot bridge with a single rail. The bridge is stable, but my 14 yo was a little uneasy at first, but still conquered it. As we approached the lake there was a few small spots of snow, but the majority of what was there is gone. The lake's center is frozen, but the shores are still fluid. The wind at the lake was brutal and temperatures were probably 15-20 degrees colder than at the trail head. The hike says it is 9.7 miles, however, we recorded 10.7. I will definitely do this hike again, but will probably wait until spring to see the differences in the environment.

hiking
snow
24 days ago

The views were breathtaking! Went on 12/29 and it was very snowy. You’ll need some crompers or snow shoes.

hiking
icy
off trail
snow
24 days ago

hiking
snow
24 days ago

hiking
snow
25 days ago

Snow, snow and more snow. Did this hike in summer and decided to try in winter. Absolutely worth it. Made it to the falls. Fresh powder coming down as we made our way up. I'd recommend snow shoes if you have them or at the very least spikea. Hiking poles were came in handy. Saw a total of 5 people on trail besides us. One group had a guy wearing timberland boots, baggy Jean's and an open zip up with just a tank top on. If he made it up there, you can too.

Perfect trail for young families. Hiked the trail a few years ago. Beautiful trees and fun suspension bridge river crossing.

A great winter's day walk to Ipsut campground and a snowshoe up to Mowich lake via Ipsut pass.

Started at the Carbon river entrance. Went up the pass from Ipsut campground and returned. This section was mostly snowshoeing. It was nice and challenging near the top open section of the pass. Not for everyone in the winter. Around 23 miles.

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