Nisqually Vista Trail

Ashford, Washington

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This short hike travels through beautiful forest overlooking the Nisqually Glacier. This is a great hike for kids and adults alike. The trail takes you through beautiful forested areas and wonderful meadows to an overlook of the Nisqually Glacier. The Nisqually Vista Trail is a self-guiding trail, but the National Park Service offers a guided tour of this hike in summer and leads snowshoe walks throughout winter. Inquire at the Jackson Visitor Center for more information. It is downhill all the way to the lookout and then uphill back to the parking lot, but both gradients are gradual.
Hiking Mount Rainier National Park

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Hiking Mount Rainier National Park

by Heidi Schneider & Mary Skjelset (Falcon Guides)

This short hike travels through beautiful forest overlooking the Nisqually Glacier. This is a great hike for kids and adults alike. The trail takes you through beautiful forested areas and wonderful meadows to an overlook of the Nisqually Glacier.

The Nisqually Vista Trail is a self-guiding trail, but the National Park Service offers a guided tour of this hike in summer and leads snowshoe walks throughout winter. Inquire at the Jackson Visitor Center for more information. It is downhill all the way to the lookout and then uphill back to the parking lot, but both gradients are gradual.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Ashford
Distance: 1.2
Elevation Gain: 100 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Early July to September
Trailhead Elevation: 5,400 feet
Top Elevation: 5,400 feet
Local Contacts: Paradise Ranger Station, Jackson Visitor Center—Paradise
Local Maps: USGS Mount Rainier East; Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park; Astronaut's Vista: Mount Rainier National Park; Earthwalk Press Hiking Map and Guide
Driving Directions: Directions to Nisqually Vista Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

8/27/2009
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I'm not a fan of hiking on paved trails but this was quite nice. Lots of wildflowers, little streams and then an impressive view of the Nisqually glacier and origins of the Nisqually river. The trials closest to the Paradise visitor/lodging area can be quite crowded. Early morning is best as by the afternoon the trails are quite crowded.



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Apr 2018