Day Hike at Mount Rainier
Crystalline high mountain lakes, cascading waterfalls, meandering streams, sub-alpine meadows carpeted in flowers, and peaks offering vistas of the glaciers...
Mount Rainer is quite possibly the most beautiful spot in all of the state of Washington, and certainly in all of Seattle. Sitting 14,410 feet above sea level, this mountain is a landscape icon on the west coast, an active volcano as well as the most glaciated peak in the contiguous US.
Your group will absolutely love the opportunity to take a day hike at Mount Rainier, and with over 260 miles of maintained trails total, you will certainly have plenty of options! The trails will take you through old-growth forest, river valleys, subalpine meadows and much more, showing you everything from fields of wildflowers to peak-side glaciers. The following are the day hike suggested spots by the National Park Service, as well as a trail example in each. Remember, NEVER hike alone, DON'T feed the wildlife, STAY on the path, and CHECK trail advisories and closures online before you set off.
- Longmire - Trail of Shadows - 20 minutes.
- Paradise - Nisqually Vista - 45 minutes.
- Ohanapecosh - Hot Springs - 30 minutes.
- Sunrise - Shadow Lakes - 1.5 hours.
- Carbon - Old Mine - 2 hours.
- Wonderland - This is the 'granddaddy' of all trails here, a multi-day hiking journey that covers 93 miles encircling the whole mountain!