Alta Vista Trail

Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

Distance0.5mi
Elevation Gain466ft
Trailhead Elevation5,588ft
Top5,966ft
Elevation Min/Max5588/5966ft
Elevation Start/End5588/5588ft

Alta Vista Trail

Alta Vista Trail is a hiking trail in Pierce County, Washington. It is within Mount Rainier National Park. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 5,588 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is a mile with a total elevation gain of 466 feet. This trail connects with the following: Skyline Trail.

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Hiking Mount Rainier National Park - 4th Edition (Falcon Guides)
Heidi Radlinski and Mary Skjelset
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"This short hike travels steeply through beautiful meadows overlooking the Paradise area. Parking at the Paradise Complex can be hard to find. A flashing sign when you enter the park indicates whether the parking lots at Paradise are full, a common scenario in the high season. This hike is excellent for children able to troop up a decent hill. It is short and scenic and gives you a little taste of Mount Rainier National Park. If you take this hike in July or August, an abundance of wildflowers will line the trails. Please preserve the fragile meadows where the flowers grow by staying on the trail. Expect to see a lot of people on this popular trail."
Best Easy Day Hikes: Mount Rainier National Park (Falcon Guides)
Heidi Radlinski and Mary Skjelset
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"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 National Park. If you take this hike in July or August, an abundance of wildflowers will line the trails. Please preserve the fragile meadows where the flowers grow by staying on the trail. Expect to see a lot of people on this popular trail."
Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park (The Mountaineers Books)
Dan A. Nelson & Alan L. Bauer
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"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 reaches. This is an unfortunate but necessary fact. These high-altitude meadows are so fragile, and so popular, that the hardened trail surfaces are needed to prevent the fields from being loved to death."

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Trail Information

Mount Rainier National Park
Nearby City
Mount Rainier National Park
Parks
Kid-friendly
Accessibility
Moderate
Skill Level
Views, Wildflowers
Features
Henry M. Jackson Memorial Visitor Center at Paradise, (360) 569-6571
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