Day Hiking Mount Rainier National Park  by Dan A. Nelson & Alan L. Bauer

Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park Guide Book

by Dan A. Nelson & Alan L. Bauer (The Mountaineers Books)
Day Hiking Mount Rainier National Park  by Dan A. Nelson & Alan L. Bauer
In Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park you will find the most complete coverage of Mount Rainier National Park trails, including more day hiking choices, convenient organization, options to take it further or hike year-round, crystal-clear directions, and much, much more. Includes: 70 trails, each rated on a scale of 1 to 5 stars; difficulty ratings and detailed route descriptions; nearby camping options and how to extend your hike; easy-to-use topographic maps and elevation profiles; quick-reference icons for kids, wildlife views, and more; info on flora and fauna, historical trails, and trail advocacy; Full-color photo section and overview map; organized by park entrances and major roads for easy planning; hikes-at-a-glance chart for choosing a route; and 1% of sales benefits our Washington trails. Day Hiking: Mount Rainier features the National Park’s four main entrances – Nisqually, Carbon River, White River – Sunrise, and Stevens Canyon – Ohanapecosh.

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Trails from the "Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park" Guide Book
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Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 70.

This little loop explores some of the most spectacular wildflower fields on the continent. These glorious meadows of flowers are lined with trails, most of which are paved—at least along their lower r ...
Ashford, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
Bench and Snow lakes are found just above the head of the Stevens Canyon Road, but you’ll feel like you’re deep in the backcountry once you immerse yourself in the cool lakes basin. The lakes are clea ...
Packwood, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
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Berkeley Park may be the best place in the whole Sunrise area to throw yourself down on a patch of earth and simply sit and contemplate your good fortune. This is, after all, one of the richest wildfl ...
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
Box Canyon is one of the most unusual features in the park, and Nickel Creek Camp is a rustic backcountry retreat perfect for kids’ first backpacking adventure. The trail explores the rim of the dee ...
Packwood, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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This route offers more than just wonderful wildlife viewing. The trail atop Burroughs Mountain provides hikers outstanding views of the northeast face of Mount Rainier. Little Tahoma can be seen flank ...
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.4
The route to Camp Muir gives hearty hikers a small taste of what alpine climbers experience. The trail stretches high up the flank of Rainier, toward the upper mountain where alpine climbers play. T ...
Ashford, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
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Though the trail is lovely, it’s not exactly a thrill—not until you reach the end of the route. There, you’ll find yourself swinging on a cable suspension bridge and cooling your heels on an actual gl ...
Carbonado, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.5
There aren’t many examples of temperate rain forest left standing in the southern Cascades. Most of these moss-laden cathedral forests are found on the Olympic Peninsula or along the Coastal Range of ...
Carbonado, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
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This route follows the Wonderland Trail east of Longmire through some of the oldest, most beautiful ancient forest left in Washington’s Cascades, while providing views of the crashing waters of the mi ...
Ashford, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.2
Chenuis Creek stair-steps down a series of rocky platforms to form the multi-tiered Chenuis Falls. The short trail leading to the noisy cascade is perfect for families or for visiting relatives who wa ...
Carbonado, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
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Many claim this two-step falls is the most beautiful waterfall in the park. The 320-foot cascade fans out as it crashes down the basalt cliffs, providing a spectacular show of force and beauty. The ...
Ashford, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
These beautiful lakes are nestled in a green bowl beneath high, craggy peaks. You might encounter a few elk, maybe a mountain goat or two, and possibly even a black bear. The latter is especially like ...
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
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Grand views await you here, as Crystal Peak stands between the stunning spires of the Norse Peak Wilderness and the mighty summit of Mount Rainier’s northeastern flank. You might encounter elk; you’ ...
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
Seldom visited but deserving of more attention, this route rolls past a couple of sparkling waterfalls, climbs through lush old forest, and leads to moderate views from a wooded pass above a pretty wo ...
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
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This short hike leads through lush old forest to a picturesque waterfall and a cool woodland camp along a pretty forest stream. The trail lacks the panoramic views and awesome alpine scenery you’ll ...
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
You start low, strolling up a deeply forested river valley, but end up in broad meadows with stellar views of Mount Rainier. The trail gets very little hiking pressure, so you’re almost certain to hav ...
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
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Forest Lake may be the most underappreciated lake within Mount Rainier National Park. You won’t find grand views. It’s not in a broad, sun-filled meadow. There is minimal camping space available and n ...
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
This trail is threatened by lack of use as well as perpetual flooding of the Nisqually River. The flooding doesn’t affect the trail itself, but it does potentially block access to the trail. In fact ...
Ashford, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
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The rewards are grand views, wonderful lessons in geology, and easy hiking. The only drawback of the route is the potential for crowds—the hiking is relatively easy, leading out of a popular car campg ...
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
For the best views of the long cut of Stevens Canyon, stride up this route to the vantage point at Faraway Rock. From there, you can look east along the length of the canyon, across the deep bowl of L ...
Packwood, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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