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The Best Camping in Mount Rainier National Park

Looking for the best camping in Mount Rainier National Park? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Mount Rainier National Park. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top camping spots in and near Mount Rainier National Park

  • Ashford, Washington

    Wonderland Trail to Shadow Lake

    6.44 mi / 2178 ft gain
    Wonderland Trail to Shadow Lake is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Greenwater, Washington.
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  • Ashford, Washington

    Camp at White River in Mount Rainier NP

    Getting There From Seattle: Head East on I90 to 405 South, Take the exit for 169 heading towards Enumclaw. I recommend stopping for a bite at the down home, family restaurant called Kitchen in downtown. The food was great with lots of local flavors! Continue on 169 where you will jump on Highway ...
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  • Ashford, Washington

    Berkeley Park Trail

    7.12 mi / 1532 ft gain
    Berkeley Park Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Greenwater, Washington.
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  • Ashford, Washington

    Summerland Trail

    5.0
    8.62 mi / 2359 ft gain
    The Summerland trail is by far the easiest trail that I ever experienced. The trail is well maintained and for the first 3 miles you are surrounded by trees and the sound of waterfalls and rivers, and it's green everywhere. The last 1.3 miles, you encounter switchbacks and you can get some view...
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  • Ashford, Washington

    Climb Little Tahoma/East Shoulder

    17 mi / 7450 ft gain
    Start from the Summer Land Trail Head at the Fryingpan Creek parking lot just West of the White River Ranger Station in Mount Rainier National Park. Beginning at an elevation of 3,800 feet, you'll head southeast along the Summer Land Trail for 4.5 miles, tracing the Fryingpan Creek. There are a f...
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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

    Climb Mt. Rainier via Disappointment Cleaver

    4.5
    13 mi / 8790 ft gain
    Mt. Rainier is a technical climb on all routes and is covered with glaciers all four seasons. It is not a mountain to learn mountaineering unless you hire a guide service who will help guide you up the mountain. With good weather and previous mountaineering experience, Mt. Rainier's Disappointmen...
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  • Ashford, Washington

    Summit Mount Rainier via the Muir Route

    4.0
    16 mi / 9010 ft gain
    Starting at 5,400ft at Paradise Inn parking lot, the hike begins. Stops and breaks vary on the physical condition that you are in, but at around 2.2 miles you reach Muir snowfield. Depending on the weather (if you aren't wearing your climbing boots already) put of your boots and continue up the s...
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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

    Dege Peak and Frozen Lake via Sourdough Ridge Trail

    8.56 mi / 1129 ft gain
    Dege Peak and Frozen Lake via Sourdough Ridge Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Greenwater , Washington.
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  • Ashford, Washington

    Hike to Upper Palisades Lake

    6.6 mi / 1200 ft gain
    Park at the Sunrise Point parking lot and find the Palisades Trail at the northeast corner of the parking lot. If you bring along a pair of binoculars, you can stop at the first overlook on the left and scan the adjacent mountain slopes for the white dots of mountain goats. Continue down the trai...
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  • Ashford, Washington

    Hike to Spray Park

    5.0
    7 mi
    The trailhead to Spray Park begins at the Mowich Lake Campground (4,929 ft). You'll begin descending quickly for the first 0.1 miles until you reach the Wonderland Trail junction. Head left and make your way up a steady climb for the next 1.7 miles. The first stop you'll come across is Eagle Clif...
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  • Ashford, Washington

    Hike to Eunice Lake in Mt. Rainier NP

    6.5 mi
    Starting out from the beautiful Mowich Lake (4,929 ft), this hike takes you through some of Mt. Rainier Nation Park's best scenery. Thanks to the 13 miles of dirt roads it takes to even get to the trailhead, this hike is also rarely crowded. At 6.5 miles roundtrip to Eunice Lake, this is a grea...
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  • Ashford, Washington

    Mowich Lake

    5.0
    1.56 mi / 92 ft gain
    No need to for an entire day hike to enjoy wonderful reflections, crystal clear water, and beautiful scenery a few hundred feet from the parking lot!  Park at the Mowich Lake Campground parking lot and follow signs for the Wonderland trail. You will begin your hike on the south side of the lake ...
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  • Ashford, Washington

    Lakeshore Trail and Wonderland Trail to Ipsut Pass

    2.74 mi / 253 ft gain
    Lakeshore Trail and Wonderland Trail to Ipsut Pass is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Wilkeson, Washington.
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