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

    Mount Rainier

    National Park Washington

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Southwest Area Trails

A view of Mount Rainier from Upper Van Trump Park, the foreground filled with blooming subalpine wildflowers of every color.
Mount Rainier as seen from the subalpine meadows of Upper Van Trump Park. Photo taken 2009.
NPS/Sarah Pigeon

Southwest Area Trails

***All mileages are roundtrip.***

Bench & Snow Lake Trail (2.5 miles)

Comet Falls Trail (3.8 miles)

Eagle Peak Trail (7.2 miles)
Emerald Ridge Trail (17.2 miles)

Gobblers Knob Trail (12.8 miles)

Indian Henry's Hunting Ground
(via Kautz Creek - 11.5 miles)

Indian Henry's Hunting Ground
(from Longmire - 13 miles)

Klapatche Park Trail (21 miles)

Lake George Trail (9.8 miles)

Pinnacle Peak Trail (2.5 miles)

Rampart Ridge Trail (4.6 miles)

Skyline Trail (5 miles)

Van Trump Park Trail (5.8 miles)

Other Trails

The Wonderland Trail
Day Hiking & Family Nature Trails
Northwest Area Trails
Northeast Area Trails
Southeast Area Trails

Did You Know?

Mount Rainier summit with Mount Adams in the distance.

At 14,410 feet, Mount Rainier is the highest peak in the Cascade Range. From various locations around the park you can see four other Cascade volcanoes: Mount Saint Helens, Mount Adams, Mount Baker, and Glacier Peak. On a clear day, you can see the tip of Mount Hood, in northern Oregon, from Paradise Meadows.