Paradise Glacier Caves via Skyline Trail Spur

MODERATE 26 reviews
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Paradise Glacier Caves via Skyline Trail Spur is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Paradise Inn, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and backpacking and is best used from July until October.

Distance: 5.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,269 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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forest

river

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waterfall

wild flowers

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rocky

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no dogs

Backcountry tour of Mazama Ridge and the base of Paradise Glacier on Mount Rainier.

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3 months ago

Mon Sep 03 2018

I haven't done a hike in a longtime. This was my first in 2018. Beautiful meadows, marmonts running about, and a quick change to an Alien landscape. I'm out of shape by about 30 pounds, and parts were quite strenuous, but worth it.

hiking
Mon Sep 04 2017

The view is amazing!!

hiking
Thu Jun 08 2017

Might be my favorite place in the world!

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Tue Sep 01 2015

It's very fun to go when Paradise opens for the first time of the season, lots of snow and plenty of great views underneath the shadow of Rainier.

hiking
Thu Aug 13 2015

This is where the Paradise Ice Caves used to be. It's a a moonscape. The Paradise Glacier has receded a great deal over the years. 3/4 of this trail is on the moraine of the Paradise Glacier. For me, great experience . . . But it is a one and done. Trial is in good shape . . Few people take this spur off the skyline trail.

hiking
Fri Aug 17 2012

Almost perfect day! Got a late start but it all worked out. Upper 70's to low 80's. A bit of haze made St Helen's just visible. Mt Adams also out but a bit hazy. Fair amount of traffic on the Skyline Trail getting up to the Van Trump monument. After the turn up the trail, we were almost completely alone. Two groups of climbers on the snow fields learning roped ascent and descent. A light breeze made it almost perfect. Even our 7 and 9 year olds made it.

hiking
Tue Jun 26 2012

Cool trail with beautiful views.

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