Explore the most popular trails near Paradise Inn with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.


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12 hours ago

Had a great 5 hour hike. Beautiful views even with the smoke from the fires. Monday wasn’t so crowded. The wildflowers were awesome.

Awesome little trail, very blue and clear waterfall and creek. I recommend if you don't mind a little walk through the woods.

Great wild life. Flowers were in bloom. Trail was in good shape.

Definitely doable if you’re not fit but took longer with all the breaks. Be careful of stepping on shale. Poles help with this bit

Gorgeous trail,not too steep but also a workout.The snow on the mountain is a nice treat.

2 days ago

Beautiful Hike today

2 days ago

Love this hike. Came here during the peak of wildflower season & was mesmerized by all the vibrant colors. I’d recommend cutting to Moraine Trail (no crowds & best views) & Panorama Point if you have time.

Hiked this trail earlier this week. The view of Mount Rainier was amazing, it is a must do if you have never been to Mount Rainier before.

Didn't hike the entire trail as we went with a 7 year old and Grandma. But the trail we did hike was beautiful. There was still plenty of snow, which my 7 year old spent much of the time.

Amazing hike! Hiked it clockwise....you’re never without a breathtaking view. My first time seeing a marmot....they were plentiful. Highly recommend.

Enjoyed the hike up Golden Gate Trail to connect back into Skyline loop and Panorama Point. The meadows were in bloom and we saw several marmots and squirrels on the way up. Remember to bring plenty of water while the sun is hot!

This was an amazing trail. Gorgeous views. Go counterclockwise and get the steepness over with. It’s an easy 3 mile stroll down after reaching the peak.

Always a classic. So good. Hazy day due to the fires, but not bad. Peak wild flower season has come and gone. This weekend will be the last chance to see some of the darker reds and purples. I would still suggest going to see the flowers . . But not past Sunday. Paradise Inn for lunch is not good . . Would not recommend.

Great view! Beautiful trail.

2018-08-05, Sunday, arrived Paradise Visitors center parking at 8:30am, parking lot was half full.
We hiked skyline trail clockwise, stopped a lot and took many photos, amazing view and wild flowers.
It took us 6hours to finish this trail. My iPhone shows total 7 miles (11 km).

This hike was beautiful!! Lots of flowers, little frogs butterflies. Majestic view of Mt. Rainer. One of my favorites!

on Skyline Loop Trail

6 days ago

Hike is great...app is incorrect. Not moderate hike!
W/C access...yes, straight up the paved trail...for a ways..rest is gravel. Beautiful

I hiked this yesterday and it was definitely beautiful. I never got tired of the views. Also, it is a short hike. The whole thing took about an hour and a half with lots of breaks.
I feel like the elevation listed here might be inaccurate because we had to take a lot of breaks and it felt steep. The way there is a little steep. However, I am pretty out of shape and it only took us 50 minutes to reach the lake.
The other issue was BUGS. The flies are miserable. When you are moving they are just a minor problem but as soon as we stopped to take a break they swarmed us. I didn't actually get bit by any, but I had to constantly swat at them. The mosquitos were pretty bad by the shady part of the lake as well.

Beautiful hike. Would love to go back and swim and be more prepared for the bugs. :)

was an amazing day of adventure. Trails were clear and scenic in every view. Really Loved It.

One of our best hike, amazingly beautiful, love it.

Bring a camera because everywhere is a picture moment. Wonderful views. God country.

One of my favorite hikes in mount Rainier during summer

I loved hiking this trail! It's gorgeous and so peaceful. We only made it two and a half miles in before my companions complaints turned us back and I so regret it. Keep going up, my co worker made it to the top and it's so gorgeous

Absolutely beautiful area. I have done this hike many times over the years. Unfortunately this year the wildflowers are struggling due to the heat. Paint Brush and Lupin are in short supply and it looks to be a very short wildflower season.

Epic views & a good trail. I loved the alpine meadows and wildflowers everywhere. It’s a beautiful hike.

One of my favorite Rainier hikes! You start in the forest and hike up into the alpine. You travel through untouched meadows with stunning views of rainier. You continue on until you descend into Indian bar. We ate our lunch and watched a black bear meandering in the meadows. What I loved is how secluded this trail feels, went on a Saturday and hardly saw anyone. Will definitely do this again!

8 days ago

One of the best hikes in the park

I have been on a lot of pretty trails and this one was just plain hard. Lots of steps and tons of flys. The view was nice but you could not get to the lake like I thought you could. It was not long but took a while because of all the steps but if you stopped flys were all over you BAD. So if steps are hard for you this is not a good trail for you.

8 days ago

Took the Fourth Crossing trail up to the Skyline trail, and from there took Skyline to the Paradise Glacier trail. Saw a bird but no one else on the Fourth Crossing trail, a nice change from the usual Paradise summer crowds. The Skyline trail was moderately trafficked, and we ran into a volunteer ranger heading in each direction. There’s a family of marmots with a couple babies at the monument just before the Paradise Glacier trail. The volcanic Glacier trail only had a few other people on it, and it makes a notable change from the usual Paradise scenery. It was a cloudy day with a rainstorm blowing in, so we only stayed at the end of trail marker long enough to have a snack. We only saw Mt Adams for a bit, but I’m sure you could see much more on a clear day. I’d recommend a wind breaker and trek poles for this one.

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