Looking for a great trail near Paradise Inn, Washington? AllTrails has 47 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views 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. If you're looking for the best trails in Mount Rainier National Park, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 21 moderate trails in Paradise Inn ranging from 0.6 to 11.7 miles and from 3,064 to 7,250 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
6 hours ago

It’s like 6 different hikes in one! Such great variety, glacier lake, water falls, peak views, marmots, & packs of goats past the base camp

hiking
no shade
rocky
6 hours ago

Crevasses are obviously opened up. its September so that shouldn't be a big surprise

running
rocky
scramble
11 hours ago

Excellent well-maintained, not too steep trail going to this mountain. Stunning views of the valley along the way, including going past one lake. On the way up to the peak you can turn around and look through the valley at another lake. Absolutely gorgeous. Once you get to the base of the mountain, there’s about a 20-30 minute scramble off-trail up squishy meadows to the peak. Be prepared to get lots of sand in your trail running shoes. Heads up: the summit (last 30 ft up) can be tricky to get to. Don’t slip or it’s a looong ways down. Overall this trail run took me 2-3 hrs (total, out and back) at a fairly nonstop pace. I took my time at the top. I have my GPS tracks uploaded if you want to follow them. —— Fun trail run. Amazing views. Scramble to the peak. A few notes: - on the way up you will hit a lake. You can get water there if need be (using water purification obviously). - I made the mistake of staying on the Pacific Crest Trail when I got closer to the mountain. When you hit the trail sign that says “Pacific crest Trail“ don’t follow it. At the fork go left and head out towards the lake. The trail will take you above the lake and then you can simply head right, straight up to the peak. - once you get off the maintained trail, the meadow can be pretty soggy. Be prepared to have very wet feet and a steep climb up to the ridge. Then simply follow the ridgeline up to the peak. Bonus: when you get to the ridge, there is a pretty fascinating set up that says “out of bounds ski area.“ At this sign there is a wire that goes all the way down to the valley floor, almost like a zip line. My assumption is they send dynamite up on this line and drop it in the snow to trigger avalanches for avalanche control.

hiking
14 hours ago

Awesome trail! Pretty easy hike overall, a few steep trails heading up but then it’s all downhill from there. Lots of super friendly chipmunks and mountain beavers. There was a lot of fog/clouds so the summit was covered most of the hike. Really cold at the top of the loop (wish I’d brought gloves and hot tea). Also heavy foot traffic.

The trail is not crowded and well maintained. Offers great views of Rainier to the north and Mt Adams to the south.

hiking
scramble
1 day ago

I went counterclockwise as suggested in comments and it was gorgeous!!! Saw mountain goats, marmots, bears, and more! You can go clockwise and do the elevation in the first 2 miles and descend the remaining 4 miles or go counterclockwise and climb longer distance but not as steep but the last 2 miles can be hard on the knees. Some comments say it’s paved most of the way which is not correct if you do the full Skyline Trail up to Panorama Point. It is only paved in the beginning by Paradise Inn, I’d say approx. 1 mile if you go clockwise and paved 1/2 mile if you go counterclockwise. Also some comments say they would rate this moderate but for many this would be rated as hard. Suggest trekking poles and cold weather attire with the wind and altitude as you head up to Panorama Point especially in non-summer months. Sept. 14th was already finger-numbing at the top since I wasn’t expecting the chilling wind. I run warm and was fine with lighter hiking pants and thin long-sleeved moisture-wicking top but I heard others commenting on how they were unprepared for the weather change as you get up in elevation so just bring proper attire so you have it if you need it. Maybe summer months would be more temperate weather at the top. Beautiful hike!!!!! EVERYWHERE you look there is a magnificent view!! Such a rewarding hike!

hiking
2 days ago

Beautiful trail! We went counterclockwise - would definitely recommend. It was pretty foggy at panorama point, so we couldn’t actually see anything, but the rest of the hike was beautiful. Saw lots of marmots and a black bear!

hiking
3 days ago

Finished in just a little over three hours. Arrived at the Paradise Inn parking lot at 9AM and there was plenty of parking. When I was leaving it was almost full! Beautiful hike and well worth the drive. Saw lots of wild life including a black bear. Definitely go counter clockwise. You get to come down the mountain (it’s steep) but enjoy amazing views. Overall a great day!

So Beautiful you Can step on The Snow And Watch The Glaciers And Cascades.

Nice uphill trail with good campsite on upper alpine lake. Coyotes yap in the dark and next morning their tracks around the tent. Hiked up to the gap and then further and spotted the highway, will exit there next time.

hiking
5 days ago

Finished in 3 hours. Lots of wildlife along the way. It was pretty wet toward the top but totally worth it. Just make sure you’re prepared if it’s a rainy day. We got hit with some hail at the top. A really fun hike either way.

hiking
rocky
5 days ago

Took this trail on Labor Day morning (yes late to post my review). Started hour before sunrise and boy was it worth it!!!! Steady incline but lots of rocky scramble spots. Great for beginner adult. Saw kids coming up when I was coming down but I wouldn’t take toddlers on this trail just for the safety on the rocky spots. Views going up of rainier were amazing as we got to see it change colors as the sun came up. Once to the top, the views were like heaven of Adams and St Helens. We proceeded off the maintained path and went left up further to get all three mountains in one view. That was a little sketchy though but if I had poles would have felt better lol. About a two hour hike but we made it total of four with extended hike and time sitting to enjoy the views. No one on the trail until we headed down around 8-9am. Saw a mountain goat and lots of marmots. Would definitely recommend this trail as the sites were gorgeous and it was great for most skill levels. I would only go at sunrise again though or weekday for sunset as it was packed at park entrance by time we left. I probably would’ve gave it a 4.5 for bugs if I’d gone during day.

hiking
5 days ago

Very busy and many parkings lots (but they fill up quickly). A moderate hike that is absolutely worth the effort, although I cannot guarantee its ease for all

hiking
rocky
6 days ago

Hiked the Glacier Basin Trail on 9-6-19 with a side trip up the Emmon's Moraine. Started up the trail from White River campground around 7:30am. The weather was cool and cloudy. As we were hiking along the ridgeline on the Emmon's Moraine trail, a rain shower swept down off the mountain and soaked us pretty good. But it wasn't a very cold rain, so it was no real problem.  The last mile of the Glacier Basin Trail was harder than expected. The trail was in great condition. We just weren't ready for it. The sun started breaking through the clouds around noon and we finished our in-and-out hike at 1:15. The White River campground was packed in the morning, but we encountered very few hikers along the way. We saw several piles of recent bear scat on the trail, but didn't see any bears.  Great exercise on a great trail with beautiful scenery!

hiking
no shade
snow
7 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

Really nice trail. Well marked throughout with both gravel or payment. Took about 3 hrs at comfortable pace with lots of stopping for photos. Started at 5pm and we were basically the only ones on the trail.

hiking
7 days ago

The bridge that takes you to the trail is completely gone.

hiking
7 days ago

Weather is super cloudy today but was still a nice venture, saw some marmots!

hiking
8 days ago

Definitely not "hard", not really sure how Alltrails scoring works but the first part is literally paved... Would probably recommend boots for the later parts but there were plenty of people doing it in trainers and they seemed to be fine. We did the route clockwise and took the Lake Trails junction rather than cutting back to Paradise as per this route, which took us down to the reflection lakes. This (plus the Glacier View .75 mile each way spur) took us to about 10.5 miles which was a good distance. We arrived about 9.15 am and there was plenty of parking, when we got back a little after 2pm the place was pretty packed out. The trail itself was busy the first couple of miles, then it empties out a bit. After Panorama Point it is much quieter. The woodland trails further down the mountain were much quieter and we saw 2 bears and lots of marmots. This was Saturday 7th Sept. The views of Rainier and the glaciers are absolutely spectacular and the whole thing was a great day out - and with the extra add-on almost qualifies as being hard!

We were lucky in that the sky was relatively clear over the peak of The Mountain- To say the views from the trail were compelling understates the grandeur that was in front of us .

hiking
8 days ago

Crowdy

What a cool hike! Meadows, views, mountain blueberries in abundance ... enough blueberries to attract a brown bear just a short distance from the trail. Recommend going clockwise - otherwise your best view is just about a mile in.

hiking
8 days ago

Wow what a great trail. We got there about 8:30 and there were still lots of parking, but they filled up fast! We went clockwise and that started off on an incline right away! Really got the heart pumping quick! The views got better and better at every turn. Incline got better after a little over 2 miles. It’s was good after that. The greenery was beautiful, lots of flowers and butterflies.

hiking
rocky
scramble
8 days ago

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