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very beautiful in July. I had a beautiful day with clear skies.

Fantastic hike! Steep approach on paved path. Incredible views of Mount Rainier and the Tatoosh Mountain range.

Especially rewarding on a clear day. Views of Rainier are spectacular on way up (make sure to look behind you every so often and you'll see what I mean) and when you get to the saddle you can see Mt Adams, Mt Saint Helens and Mt Hood too. Avalanche Lilies we're in full bloom too!

Arrived 9:30 today. There were a few slots open in the secondary lot. Clouds rolled in and out 4x thru the day. There’s a lot less snow compared to last year 7/23. The portion where glisaded last year is bare of snow. It got really cold at the high skyline portion. We had light jackets. We went clockwise, then took the golden gate trail since we were running out of time. Lots of people. Those who wore only tank tops, shorts, sneakers seem to have managed well. The alltrails recording crapped out again.

1 day ago

Went in June, very hard but lovely hike to Camp Muir. Be aware of sudden weather change even in summer, bring compass to be safe and lots of sunblock.

Got turned around at Panorama Point due to snow but still incredible!

Love this hike!

4 days ago

Awesome hike!! Beautiful day!! Clouds rolled in and socked top in after we crossed the ridge. Beautiful scenery throughout!! Don’t miss this one!! Highly recommend good hiking boots and poles for snow fields and creek crossing!! Don’t worry about the crowds. They peel off after you hit the high skyline trail. Took about 4 hours 15 minutes the complete. Now stop reading and go do it already!!

Extremely beautiful on a clear day, difficult hike

Saw a bunch of marmots, chipmunks and even a mountain goat! Also on a clear day gorgeous views of Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Adams.

Beautiful trail with gorgeous views of Rainier, Adams and St. Helens on a clear day. The trail still has a significant amount of snow on it so I recommend bringing a plastic garbage bag if you want to sled a bit and maybe some spikes. The trail also goes over a creek that can be a bit difficult to cross due to a high water level but overall one of my favorite hikes for sure!

Cool view of Mt. Adams, St. Helen's, Hood in the distance at the point. Not to mention Mt. Rainier. Followed a couple marmots up the trail. Not as crowded later in the day.

great hike last week carrying our kids in the Kelty kids carriers.

The stairs are a bit steep, but overall an easy hike. Bugs are heavy but it motivates you to keep moving. View are exceptional. Wildflowers are blooming, too!

Great hike. Went with four kids ages 4,6,7, and 8. They all enjoyed it. Still snow on parts of the trail.

Absolutely breathtaking views. Hiked this with my 10 year old daughters. Had a wonderful time. Good shoes or boots are a must and bring plenty of water. Get there early to avoid the crowds and find parking. Plan for a lunch break at panorama point. STAY ON THE TRAIL! Oh and there is a vault toilet at panorama point.

5 days ago

Was the most beautiful sites I’ve ever seen. Definitely a hard trail. Lots of snow for July! And had to do some steep hills almost a climb but totally worth it! Saw deer, chipmunks and marmot! The chipmunks are aggressive and were always trying to get food from ya when you stopped. One almost got a bag with cashews away from my hands. Lol

Beautiful scenery! Half way down the trail you will see a metal stake in the ground and a couple pieces of wood blocking the trail. You are missing out if you don’t take that path down to the lake! It is kind of overgrown but if you want a picture of the mountain reflecting over the lake this is the only spot to get it. Absolutely stunning!! Would have been a perfect hike if the bugs weren’t so bad!

Was great! Paved trail. Worth the trip just for the pics!! Excellent photo and selfie ops for the whole family. A definite must if casually passing through the park. Hardly any wildflowers yet but there will be soon. Carry sticks and possibly spikes if coming from visitor center area. Still snow on the trail and it’s melting and slippery.

This is a fantastic hike. We went mid July and the weather was perfect. We came across 2 snow patches which was cool to see mid summer. The only downside was the extreme amount of bugs/mosquitoes. Definitely take Emmons Moraine Trail off of glacier basin. It was absolutely beautiful and you can go down by the lake.

Hiked this on 11 Jul. Great trail, paved and easy. Great views. Snow still covering the trail bring poles if you're a beginner just in case.

The first part of the trail is paved. It is quite demanding bc of how steep it is. We had our 4 year old with us. Made it to the Panorama Point and kept going despite the initial plan. We ended up doing 2x the distance of the loop bc the split of the trails wasn’t marked or was still under the snow. We ended up at the Reflection Lakes and had to go out on the road to ask for a ride up to the Paradise Inn. Before we went on the hike we talked to a couple who had the same happen to them but at the time weren’t applying it to us as we didn’t think our 4 year old would last that long. Something for the park rangers to fix. What could have been a fun walk ended up being a frantic trail running to get to the road while we still had some ambient lighting after the sunset. Hiked inadvertently 8 miles. If we got on a trail early during the day and got “lost” it would have been fine but bc we started late it was unnecessarily stressful.

Amazing views of Rainier along the way! This is a must do hike! We had a great view of Adams at the saddle. Keep going up to Plumbers Peak, you won’t regret it! We had a 360 view of Adams, Hood, Helens and Rainier. Can’t wait to go back!

Hiked here today. Short, slightly challenging. Would have enjoyed it more if we had not been swarmed by bugs the entire hike. I’d do it again in colder weather or if I can wear a mosquito net.

Amazing views!!! Marmots and chipmunks everywhere! Remember your sunscreen cuz we forgot and 7 miles in the sun with the reflection of the snow left a nice burn....no tree canopy to shield ya. Totally totally unbelievably beautiful!!!

Long initial climb about 1500 vert. in about 2 Miles, then becomes more gradual. Beautiful panoramic views, phenomenal views of the glaciers, amazing wild flowers, but no dogs:(


Fun trail. Challenging for beginners but I had fun keeping up with my kids. There is a waterfall past snow lake at the very end of the trail.

Short easy hike with really good views

Beautiful hike

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