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

    Mount Rainier

    National Park Washington

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Trails of Mount Rainier

 

Hiking & Backcountry Camping Information
Wilderness Permits - required for all overnight camping.
Current Trail Conditions
Climbing Information

***All hiking distances are round-trip.***

Northwest Area Trails
- Carbon & Mowich

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)

Northeast Area Trails
- Sunrise, White River, & Tipsoo

Burroughs Mountain Trail (7 miles)

Crystal Lakes Trail (6 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)

Summerland Trail (8.5 miles)


Southwest Area Trails
- Longmire & Paradise

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)

Southeast Area Trails
- Ohanapecosh

Indian Bar Trail (14.5 miles)

Shriner Peak Trail (8 miles)

Silver Falls Trail (3 miles)

Three Lakes Trail (12 miles)


Other Trails
The Wonderland Trail
Day Hiking & Family Nature 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".