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  • Ashford, Washington

    Snowshoe or Ski to Mt. Tahoma High Hut

    5.0
    4.5 mi / 2400 ft gain
    Make the 3.2 - 4.5 mile hike up groomed trails to the Mt Tahoma High Hut (4750 feet) for the perfect winter getaway. Spend the day outside sledding, skiing, snowshoeing and playing in the snow with a spectacular view of Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, and Mount St. Helens. Afterwards go inside and en...
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  • Eatonville, Washington

    Hike to Gobbler's Knob

    4.0
    5 mi / 1500 ft gain
    Entering the Park from the Southwest Entrance, bear left when you approach the forking Westside Rd. This road has been closed a few miles in due to massive rockfall. When you reach the road closure, just park along the side of the road. In Spring and Summer, you should be able to see plenty of ot...
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  • Ashford, Washington

    Hike Kautz Creek to Indian Henry's Hunting Ground

    11 mi / 2520 ft gain
    Named after the Native American who lived here prior to Mt. Rainier becoming a national park, So-To-Lick's was dubbed "Indian Henry" by the postman who unfortunately did not learn his name. When heading out on this hike, keep an eye on the weather in Mt. Rainier National Park. If hiking this trai...
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  • Randle, Washington

    Hike to High Rock Lookout

    5.0
    3.2 mi / 1365 ft gain
    High Rock Lookout is aptly named. Perched at 5,685' on a slab of rock, it has sweeping views of the valleys below, Cora Lake, and Mount Rainier. Although it is only a short 1.6 mile hike to the top, it is a steep one. You gain 1,365' to reach the lookout, but the reward is grand.The trail follows...
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  • Ashford, Washington

    Hike the Rampart Ridge Trail to Wonderland Trail Loop

    6 mi / 1870 ft gain
    This is a wonderful loop to do that avoids some of the crowds on the flatter trails and gives you an amazing view of the mountain. Park in the Longmire parking lot where the National Park Inn and Longmire Museum are. Walk across Paradise Rd E to join up with the Trail of the Shadows. Head north o...
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  • Ashford, Washington

    Snowshoe to Longmire Lookout

    4.1 mi / 800 ft gain
    Starting at the Longmire Trailhead, cross the road and begin snowshoeing counter-clockwise on the Trail of Shadows.  This first 0.5 miles begins the hike as a nice warm up where you can make sure your snowshoes are adjusted properly and stop from time to time to learn some facts from the interpre...
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  • Packwood, Washington

    Carter & Narada Falls

    3.0
    5.81 mi / 1434 ft gain
    This hike starts off with a bang! The first thing you do is walk out into a rocky riverbed and get an amazing view of Mt. Rainier. From there, you'll cross a long log bridge to get over the river and head into the woods. After 1.1 miles, you'll come across Carter Falls, and about 100 feet down t...
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  • Ashford, Washington

    Hike to Comet Falls

    5.0
    Located on Paradise Road along the south side of Mount Rainier, the Comet Falls Trail follows Van Trump Creek up to the magnificent Comet Falls. The hike is 3.8 miles round trip with 1250' of elevation gain.The trail starts off at 3650' and soon crosses over a bridge above Christine Falls. It qui...
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  • Packwood, Washington

    Hike from Narada Falls to Reflection Lakes

    4.0
    Free copies of the Paradise Area Trails can be picked up at the Longmire Wilderness Information Center or Paradise Visitor Center. There are also a number of signs along the trails to decide the route of your adventure.From the Narada Falls parking lot it is a quick 0.1 mile drop down to the view...
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  • Packwood, Washington

    Summit Castle Peak, Mount Rainier NP

    4.0
    6 mi / 1400 ft gain
    Start this route at the Narada Falls Parking lot. This route starts by following Stevens Canyon Road until you arrive at Reflection Lakes after 1.5 miles. About halfway along the lakeshore a path breaks off to the right into the forest. This is a popular route so there is often a snowshoe path be...
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  • Ashford, Washington

    Winter Camp at Glacier Vista

    5.0
    3 mi / 1000 ft gain
    It's always a good idea to check the weather, but when it comes to getting a peak at Mt. Rainier you might be better off just showing up and hoping for a miracle. To do this from Seattle, you'll have a 2 hour 20 minute drive down I-5 and WA-167. After a couple turns here and there (you can follow...
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  • Ashford, Washington

    Skyline Loop in Mt. Rainier NP

    4.5
    5.65 mi / 1722 ft gain
    The trailhead to Skyline Trail is located at the north side of the upper parking lot near the Visitor Center and Paradise Inn. You'll see that it breaks off into many other small trails if you want, as well. However, this 5.5 mile hike alongside Nisqually Glacier is classified by the rangers at...
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  • Ashford, Washington

    Panorama Point

    4.6
    5.71 mi / 1719 ft gain
    This 5.7-mile loop hike begins at the Paradise Visitors Center in Mount Rainier National Park. You just follow the skyline trail that begins from the steps with the John Muir quote on them. The hike goes up 1700 feet to its highest point at 7100 feet. From this high up you have some amazing views...
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  • Ashford, Washington

    Myrtle Falls Overlook

    0.97 mi / 151 ft gain
    Head out to Myrtle Falls in the Paradise area of Mount Rainier National Park. This trail will take you to a beautiful 72-foot waterfall. This .97-mile hike leads to 72-foot Myrtle Falls with snowy Mt. Rainier in the background. Follow the Skyline or Golden Gate trail and then cross the footbridg...
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  • Ashford, Washington

    Backpack the Wonderland Trail

    4.8
    90 mi / 22000 ft gain
    Possibly one of the greatest loop hikes in the Lower 48, this trail sees a lot of use. You won't be alone out there, but opportunities for solitude are abundant with a little effort. The crowds show up for good reason - it's incredibly beautiful, relatively wild, and about as close to feeling l...
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  • Ashford, Washington

    Hike to Camp Muir

    4.5
    8 mi / 4640 ft gain
    Pack your sunglasses because this is one snowy hike! Camp Muir is a perfect camping or extended day hike destination for anyone who wants to experience the enchantment of Mount Rainier without committing to the summit. Starting at the Paradise trailhead at almost 4700 feet up, a steep and extreme...
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