• Mount Rainier peeks through clouds, viewed across subalpine wildflowers and glacial moraine.

    Mount Rainier

    National Park Washington

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • Nisqually to Paradise Delays

    Road construction from the Nisqually Entrance to Longmire. Expect a 30-minute delay, Monday through Friday. More »

Northwest Area Trails

Tolmie Peak Fire Lookout perches on top of lava ridge cliffs.
Tolmie Peak Fire Lookout perches on top of lava ridge cliffs. Photo taken July 20, 2013.
NPS Photo

Northwest Area Trails

***All mileage is roundtrip***

Carbon Glacier Trail (17 miles)

Green Lake Trail (10.8 miles)
Golden Lakes Trail (20.4 miles)

Lake James Trail (27 miles)

Moraine Park Trail (21 miles)

Mystic Lake Trail (20.8 miles)

Northern Loop Trail (45 miles)

Spray Park Trail (6 miles)

Tolmie Peak Trail (6.5 miles)

Other Trails

The Wonderland Trail

Day Hiking & Family Nature Trails
Southwest Area Trails
Northeast Area Trails
Southeast Area Trails

Did You Know?

Excerpt from a page of Kenneth Arnold's report showing notes and sketches of the

On June 24th, 1947, pilot Kenneth Arnold sighted nine strange objects "flying like a saucer would" passing by his plane as he flew near Mount Rainier. His encounter is considered the first widely reported UFO sighting, and triggered many similar accounts of "flying saucers".