Best Easy Day Hikes: Mount Rainier National Park Guide Book

by Heidi Schneider (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Mount Rainier National Park  by Heidi Schneider

144pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 076277083X

Best Easy Day Hikes Mount Rainier National Park includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for thirty easy-to-follow trails, from easy low elevation loops to slightly more difficult scenic routes through Mount Rainier. Get a close-up panoramic view of Nisqually Glacier on the popular Skyline Trail; enjoy Emmons Glacier, the largest glacier in the contiguous United States or power through the hilly Rampart Ridge for unobstructed views of Mount Rainier.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Mount Rainier National Park" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 30.
... Preview: This short hike travels steeply through beautiful meadows overlooking the Paradise area. This hike is excellent for children. It is short and scenic and gives you a little taste of Mount Rainier Na ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Mount Rainier National Park"
Packwood, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: This very short loop crosses a bridge over a deep, narrow gorge carved by the erosive action of a silt-laden river. This hike is great for those interested in glaciers and glacial rivers. The Box C ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Mount Rainier National Park"
Ashford, WA - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 0.3
... Preview: A very short and flat loop through temperate rain forest with educational signs posted throughout, this informative nature walk is perfect for families with small children and adults looking for a pea ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Mount Rainier National Park"
Wilkeson, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.3
... Preview: An early opener, this portion of the Wonderland Trail crosses the expansive Nisqually River basin and skirts the Paradise River on its mild ascent to a treed-in vista of Carter Falls. Situated between ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Mount Rainier National Park"
Longmire, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: This hike leads to Comet Falls, one of the tallest falls in the park, named for the water’s likeness to a comet’s tail as it plunges 320 feet into the creek below. The trail takes you through beaut ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Mount Rainier National Park"
Comet Falls, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: This short spur trail connects with the Skyline Trail and has great views of the Tatoosh Range, Mount Rainier, and the Nisqually Glacier. If you want to hike the Skyline Trail but would prefer a sh ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Mount Rainier National Park"
Packwood, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: A short climb to the top of Dege Peak affords views of Mount Rainier, the North Cascades, Mount Adams, Mount Baker, and Sunrise Lake. Although this hike is only 2.8 miles long, you climb uphill for ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Mount Rainier National Park"
Mount Rainier National Park, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: A short hike up to the Emmons Moraine provides an excellent view of the Emmons Glacier, the largest glacier in the contiguous United States. This short, gradual uphill hike is great for older child ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Mount Rainier National Park"
Mount Rainier, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: A short descent over rocky alpine terrain travels through subalpine meadows to a quaint mountain lake. If you want to escape the crowd at Sunrise and experience a variety of different ecosystems, t ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Mount Rainier National Park"
Mount Rainier, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: This short interpretive hike crosses the Ohanapecosh River by way of suspension bridge and takes you to a magnificent old-growth forest with thousand-year-old trees. The trail is very well maintain ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Mount Rainier National Park"
Packwood, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.1
... Preview: This short loop around Reflection Lakes offers a great view of the Tatoosh Range. This is an easy day hike that explores the area around Reflection Lakes, possibly the most photographed spot on Mou ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Mount Rainier National Park"
Packwood, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.7
... Preview: This hike makes a short ascent to a fire lookout on Mount Fremont that towers over the north side of the park. The lookout affords great views of Mount Rainier, Skyscraper Mountain, Grand Park, and So ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Mount Rainier National Park"
Mount Rainier, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.4
... Preview: A popular loop in summer, Naches Peak Trail offers small mountain lakes, subalpine forest, good views of Mount Rainier, and a worthwhile side trip to Dewey Lake. The Naches Peak Trail straddles the ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Mount Rainier National Park"
Chinook Pass, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: This completely downhill hike (with a vehicle shuttle) passes three waterfalls and runs through the scenic Paradise and Nisqually River Valleys. This hike passes three waterfalls and travels all do ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Mount Rainier National Park"
Ashford, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: This short hike travels through beautiful forests and meadows overlooking the Nisqually Glacier. This is a great hike for kids and adults alike. The trail takes you through beautiful forested areas ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Mount Rainier National Park"
Packwood, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: A casual walk along the permanently closed Carbon River Road leads to an extremely steep, but short ascent to the entrance to a decommissioned mine. The trail weaves around majestic trees, some fallen ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Mount Rainier National Park"
Wilkeson, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: This is a short day hike over a snowfield brings you to the foot of a small glacier. The ice caves that once drew many to this trail have melted with the general increase in global temperature. Th ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Mount Rainier National Park"
Packwood, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.2
... Preview: A short climb up to the saddle between Pinnacle and Plummer Peaks offers great views of Mount Rainier along the trail and from the saddle. There are no tricky turns or trail junctions on this hike. ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Mount Rainier National Park"
Packwood, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: One of the few hikes that is clear of snow in June, this short but steep trek up to Rampart Ridge affords you splendid views of Eagle Peak, Mount Rainier, and the Nisqually River Valley. This hike is ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Mount Rainier National Park"
Longmire, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.1
... Preview: This beautiful, wooded day hike takes you to spectacular Silver Falls. Silver Falls opens early in the year due to its low elevation, and visitors can enjoy the falls as early as May. The trail wan ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Mount Rainier National Park"
Packwood, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.7