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The Best Hiking in Mount Rainier National Park

Looking for the best hiking 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 hiking spots in and near Mount Rainier National Park

  • Ashford, Washington

    Summit Mount Ruth, Mt. Rainier NP

    10.8 mi / 5090 ft gain
    Mount Ruth presented a challenge as it was a very hot day to be exposed on a ridge for the entire day. The trek begins in White River Campground parking lot and travels along the White River until you exit at Glacier Basin. Crossing the creek you ascend up to the ridge that leads up and up and up...
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  • Ashford, Washington

    Emmons Moraine Trail

    4.2 mi / 1053 ft gain
    Emmons Moraine Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Greenwater , Washington.
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  • Ashford, Washington

    Burroughs Mountain Loop Via Glacier Basin

    10.66 mi / 3192 ft gain
    Burroughs Mountain Loop Via Glacier Basin is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Greenwater , Washington.
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  • Ashford, Washington

    Glacier Basin to Burroughs Mountain to Wonderland Trail Loop

    9.85 mi / 3278 ft gain
    Glacier Basin to Burroughs Mountain to Wonderland Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Greenwater , Washington.
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  • 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

    See the Milky Way over Mt. Rainier

    4.8
    The Milky Way and Mount Rainier is a beautiful combination. In order to get a photo of the Milky Way over Mount Rainier you need to be in the right spot at the right time of year. The spot seen in the photographs is a great spot in that it isn't too far of a hike and provides an unobstructed view...
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  • Ashford, Washington

    Sunrise Backcountry Camp Loop

    2.79 mi / 318 ft gain
    Sunrise Backcountry Camp Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Greenwater , Washington.
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  • Ashford, Washington

    Skyscraper Mountain via Wonderland Trail

    7.97 mi / 1598 ft gain
    Skyscraper Mountain via Wonderland Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Greenwater , Washington.
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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

    Mount Rainier Northern Loop Trail

    30.89 mi / 9314 ft gain
    Mount Rainier Northern Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Greenwater , Washington.
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  • Ashford, Washington

    Mt. Fremont Fire Lookout Trail

    4.6
    5.78 mi / 787 ft gain
    Escape the crowds at Paradise and come enjoy the best views in the park! Start from the visitor's center parking lot and head up the Sourdough Ridge Trail and hike the 1.3 miles to Frozen Lake. Along the way (depending on the season) you'll hike up snow, through glorious fields of wild flowers, ...
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  • Ashford, Washington

    Hike Sunrise Trails at Mount Rainier

    5.0
    6 mi / 1200 ft gain
    I grew up in Washington, but didn't get out to Mount Rainier until I came home for a visit years later. We took advantage of the nonexistent snowpack and headed up in mid-June, which is normally a terrible time to visit (think late summer). There are two main areas in the park, Sunrise and Paradi...
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  • Ashford, Washington

    Hike Dege Peak in Mount Rainier National Park

    5.0
    3.5 mi / 600 ft gain
    While most hikers who park at the Sunrise Visitor Center head west to get closer to the peak of Mount Rainier, heading east will take you away from the crowds while still providing incredible views. Starting from the parking lot, head north up a set of stairs. When you reach the split in the tra...
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  • Ashford, Washington

    Shadow Lakes Trail

    2.65 mi / 358 ft gain
    Shadow Lakes Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Greenwater , Washington.
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  • Ashford, Washington

    Silver Forest Trail

    1.99 mi / 299 ft gain
    Silver Forest Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Greenwater , Washington.
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