Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park

Trails in Mt. Rainier

Bench and Snow Lakes Trailhead

This trail begins along Stevens Canyon Road and leads one and a quarter miles south to the base of the Tatoosh Mountain Range. It leads to two alpine lakes that lie between Mount Rainier and the Tatoosh Mountain Range. The route has little elevation gain and provides opportunities for ...

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Burroughs Mountain Trail

The trail or trails to First and Second Burroughs Mountain begin in Sunrise at an elevation of 6,385 feet. A loop hike leads on to a mountain plateau then along the Burroughs Mountain Ridge. The first few miles of this trail, from the north of south, are very popular, ...

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Camp Muir Trail

The trail to Camp Muir begins near the Paradise Ranger Station on the Skyline Trail. It follows a maintained path for the first two miles then crosses the Muir Snowfield. The total elevation gain for this trek is 4,600 feet. Despite the steep terrain hikers should be more concerned ...

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Carbon Glacier Trail

This trail leads southeastward from Isput Creek Campground at the end of Carbon River Road, crossing the Carbon River to the eastern side of the Carbon Glacier. There are two wilderness camping areas along the five and a half mile (one way) route. Hikers have the choice of walking ...

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Crystal Lakes Trail

The hike to Crystal Lakes is six miles round trip with a 2,300-foot elevation gain. The first two miles consists of hiking through dense forest along steep switchbacks. Backpackers will find camping sites at the Lower and Upper lakes, with better scenery at Upper Crystal Lake. Backcountry permits should ...

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Eagle Peak Trail

This trail begins east of Longmire on the western end of the Tatoosh Mountains. It leads three and a half miles eastward, climbing almost 3,000 feet in the process. The trail ends on the saddle between Eagle and Chutla Peaks. The peaks are accessible with a lot of exposure, ...

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Emerald Ridge

The route to Emerald Ridge follows segments of one road and three trails to reach the ridge crest. The round trip mileage for this hike, if the Westside Road is closed at mile 3.3, is 15 miles. The total elevation gain is approximately 3,000 feet. This route ascends to ...

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Glacier Basin Trail

The trail to Glacier Basin leads along the Inter Fork of the White River for three and a half miles at a mild grade. The route ends at Glacier Basin Camp, from which climbers access trail lead westward to the summit of Mt. Rainier. This trail is heavily used ...

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Golden Lakes Trail

The trail to Golden Lakes extends 17.25 miles from the closure on Westside Road. Hikers will face 19 miles of hiking on Westside Road and 15.5 miles of hiking on various trails, but mainly the Wonderland Trail. This route leads along the western base of Mt. Rainier. Golden Lakes ...

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Green Lake Trail

The trail to green lake is very popular in early hiking season because of its low elevation. The trail leads almost two miles one way along Ranger Creek, passing Ranger Falls, to reach Green Lake. It gains 1,000 feet elevation en route to the lake. The trail begins on Carbon ...

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Grove of the Patriarchs Nature Trail

This short, 1.1 miles, nature trail leads along the Ohanapecosh River north from Stevens Canyon Road. Interpretive signs line the trail and describe the natural setting of an old growth forest. The trailhead consists of a large parking area, which fills quickly in summer, and restrooms accessible for individuals ...

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Indian Bar Trail

This trail leads seven miles northeastward from the Stevens Canyon Road at Box Canyon to Indian Bar Camp. It gains approximately 2,900 feet in elevation as it climbs from the Nickel Creek Valley to Cowlitz Divide, then ascends along the divide on the Wonderland Trail. The rewards of this ...

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Indian Henry's Hunting Grounds Trail

This trail begins along the Longmire - Paradise Road immediately north of the Kautz Creek Picnic Area. It leads along Kautz Creek for a short distance then crosses the stream and climbs northward out of the valley. In approximately five and a half miles the trail enters Indian Henry's ...

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Klapatche Park Trail

This trek to Klapatche Park involves hiking along the Westside Road and using various trails. Hikers can leave the road at Round Pass Trailhead or continue along the road to St. Andrews Trailhead. This description details the trail as it climbs from Round Pass Trailhead to Klapatche Park Camp ...

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Lake George/Gobbler's Knob Trail

This trail is short, two and a half miles to Gobbler's Knob, and moderately steep, requiring 1,600 feet of ascent. It leads to a mountain lake and historic fire lookout, that allows for panoramic views. What makes this trail lengthy is the three and a half mile approach to ...

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