Mount Rainier, WA Trails and Parks

Mount Rainier has 9 trails in the vicinity, including 9 hiking trails. These trails range from 1.3 to 36.3 miles in length. The longest trail in Mount Rainier is Northern Loop a well-known trail measuring 36.3 miles in total length.

The most popular trails are Forest Lake, Emmons Moraine and Sunrise Rim. Trails.com member Patricia K. recently completed Silver Forest.

More information on the best trails in Mount Rainier can be found below.
  • Sunrise Rim

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    Mount Rainier, WA

    This loop travels along Sourdough Ridge, over the first hump of Burroughs Mountain, to an overlook of the Emmons Glacier, and descends along Sunrise Rim, past Shadow Lake and back to the Sunrise ...
    •  About 2.5 to 4 hours
    •  4.9 miles
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    This loop travels along Sourdough Ridge, over the first hump of Burroughs Mountain, to an overlook of the Emmons Glacier, ...

  • Sourdough Ridge Nature Trail

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    Mount Rainier, WA

    This one hour stroll up to and along Sourdough Ridge offers panoramic views and fantastic subalpine wildflowers. For many years, the park maintained this short lollipop as an interpretive ...
    •  About 1 hour
    •  1.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This one hour stroll up to and along Sourdough Ridge offers panoramic views and fantastic subalpine wildflowers. For many ...

  • Northern Loop

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    Mount Rainier, WA

    A spectacularly rugged and wild loop through the northern hinterlands of Mount Rainier National Park, this trip packs a wilderness wallop! Traverse parkland meadows, alpine tundra, old-growth ...
    •  36.3 miles
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    A spectacularly rugged and wild loop through the northern hinterlands of Mount Rainier National Park, this trip packs a wilderness ...

  • Sunset Park and Golden Lakes

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    Mount Rainier, WA

    Though one of the more sedate sections of the Wonderland Trail, what Sunset Park lacks in jaw-dropping scenery it more than makes up for in solitude. One of the least visited areas of the park, ...
    •  20.6 miles
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    Though one of the more sedate sections of the Wonderland Trail, what Sunset Park lacks in jaw-dropping scenery it more than ...

  • Ipsut Creek and Seattle Park

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    Mount Rainier, WA

    Cathedral forests, silver strands of cascading waters, the snout of a massive snaking glacier, fi elds of dazzling wildfl owers, parklands teeming with deer, bear, and marmots, and stunning inyour- ...
    •  16.2 miles
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    Cathedral forests, silver strands of cascading waters, the snout of a massive snaking glacier, fi elds of dazzling wildfl ...

  • Forest Lake

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    Mount Rainier, WA

    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, ...
    •  About 3 to 4 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    A short descent over rocky alpine terrain travels through subalpine meadows to a quaint mountain lake. If you want to ...

  • Mount Fremont Lookout

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    Mount Rainier, WA

    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, ...
    •  About 3 to 4 hours
    •  5.4 miles
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    This hike makes a short ascent to a fire lookout on Mount Fremont that towers over the north side of the park. The lookout ...

  • Emmons Moraine

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    Mount Rainier, WA

    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 ...
    •  About 1.5 to 2.5 hours
    •  2.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A short hike up to the Emmons Moraine provides an excellent view of the Emmons Glacier, the largest glacier in the contiguous ...

  • Silver Forest

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    Mount Rainier, WA

    Enjoy an easy one-hour walk to informative viewpoints along a flowery subalpine meadow. The Silver Forest Trail involves two parts. First, a short descent leads to two informative exhibits ...
    •  About 1 hour
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Enjoy an easy one-hour walk to informative viewpoints along a flowery subalpine meadow. The Silver Forest Trail involves ...