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

    Mount Rainier

    National Park Washington

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  • Nisqually to Paradise delays and Kautz Creek area closure.

    Road construction from the Nisqually Entrance to Longmire. Expect a 30-minute delay, Monday through Friday. Beginning May 29 to mid-July, all services at the Kautz Creek parking and picnic area are closed through the week. Limited parking on Sat & Sun. More »

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    Be aware of hidden- and potentially fatal- hazards created by snow bridges and high streamflows on Mount Rainier. More »

Trails of Mount Rainier

Hiking distances are round-trip.

Northwest Area Trails
Carbon Glacier Trail (17 miles)

Family Nature Trails (.3 to 7 miles)

Green Lake Trail (9.6 miles)

Lake James Trail (27 miles)

Moraine Park Trail (21 miles)

Mystic Lake Trail (35.8 miles)

Northern Loop Trail (45 miles)

Spray Park Trail (16 miles)

Tolmie Peak Trail (6.5 miles)

Windy Gap Trail (24 miles)

Wonderland Trail (93 miles)

Northeast Area Trails

Burroughs Mountain Trail (7 miles)

Crystal Lakes Trail (6 miles)

Family Nature Trails (1 to 7 miles)

Glacier Basin Trail (7 miles)
Mystic Lake via Sunrise Trail (21 miles)

Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail (5.5 miles)

Naches Peak Loop Trail (3.5 miles)

Owyhigh Lakes Trail (7 miles)

Pacific Crest Trail (10.5 miles)

Palisades Lakes Trail (7 miles)

Shadow Lake Trail (3 miles)

Sourdough Ridge Trail (1 mile)

Summerland Trail (8.5 miles)

Wonderland Trail (93 miles)

Southwest Area Trails

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)

Family Nature Trails (.5 to 1.2 miles)

Gobblers Knob Trail (12.8 miles)

Golden Lakes Trail (34.5 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)

Nisqually Vista Trail (1.2 miles)

Pinnacle Peak Trail (2.5 miles)

Rampart Ridge Trail (4.6 miles)

Skyline Trail (5 miles)

Trail of the Shadows (.5 mile)

Van Trump Park Trail (5.8 miles)

Wonderland Trail (93 miles)

Southeast Area Trails

Family Nature Trails (.5 to 3 miles)

Grove of the Patriarchs (1.5 miles)

Indian Bar Trail (14.5 miles)

Ohana Hot Springs
(.5 mile)

Shriner Peak Trail (8 miles)

Silver Falls Trail (3 miles)

Three Lakes Trail (12 miles)

Wonderland Trail (93 miles)

Did You Know?

The first photograph taken at Rainier's summit is dated August 14, 1888.

The first photograph taken at the summit of Mount Rainier was taken at noon on August 14, 1888. Among the group photographed that day at the crater rim are naturalist John Muir, and P. B. Van Trump, one of the first two men known to have reached Rainier's summit.