Glacier Basin Trail

MODERATE 43 reviews
#18 of 104 trails in

Glacier Basin Trail is a 8.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Paradise Inn, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
8.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2956 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowboarding

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

rocky

snow

no dogs

A steadily up-hill climb below Rainier's amazing glaciers that starts from White River campground.

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2 months ago

This was a beautiful hike! I love the terrain and views!! The lake pictures is actually at the beginning of the hike and it's worth the venture to the view points!!

2 months ago

nice hike, but the hike doesn't start near paradise inn!! it starts at white river campground near sunrise!

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3 months ago

Nice day hike or overnight for beginners. The hike is mostly uphill on the way out, but the basin is gorgeous at the end. I sat by the white river and soaked up the sun until heading back. Hiking out was much faster.

3 months ago

Beautiful trail. Snow about halfway through, recommend bringing trekking poles.

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11 months ago

Great hike!! A little challenging at the end of it due to snow! Amazing views! Completely worth it!

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

great hike, great views. trail can be a little challenging up top. make sure you have good tread.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

First Mount Rainier hike for me and my 17 and 12 year old. Mostly forested trail with breaks to see the mountain which leave you awestruck. Leaves a strong desire to return and see what the other trails offer. The Emmons offshoot offers more consistent views of the glaciers but mostly sunny so keep that in mind for warm days. Hopefully we will be back soon!

Friday, July 22, 2016

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

hike half a mile past the camp site but turned around due to rain. Looked like the trail was going to have snow on it for the last mile and 1000 ft of elevation. enjoyable hike. bit of a climb the last mile. we went down another trail to see the lake and glacier on our way back. total trip time (with side trail) was 5 hours. went on a Friday and saw around 20 people

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Sunday, July 03, 2016