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75 Hikes

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise

 
9.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2300 ft.
Highest Point: 5465 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.17
(6 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Old growth
  • Lakes
  • Ridges/passes
This lovely trail through the Glacier View Wilderness can take you across the Wilderness, starting on a ridge with filtered views of Rainier, down past Beljica Meadows Lake(s) up and over a ridge to lovely Goat Lake. Continue up the trail to the National Park boundary and one can continue on to Gobbler's Knob and the old fire lookout there.
 
 

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise

 
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1900 ft.
Highest Point: 7070 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.88
(8 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs not allowed
The route to Panorama Point in the snow can vary depending on how much snow is on the mountain, and how many other visitors have tromped a path up the hillside. One thing is certain -- you'll want to consult the Paradise Green Trails map No. 270S, which includes both summer and snowshoe routes for the area.
 
 

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3800 ft.
Highest Point: 6040 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(1 vote)
  • Mountain views
  • Summits
  • Ridges/passes
Followed the remnants of old logging road to the end, then head up the southwest ridge of Mt. Wow toward peak 5614, for incredible views of Mount Rainier. Class 2 or 3, climbing experience and equipment strongly recommended.
 
 

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise

 
12.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 4000 ft.
Highest Point: 6010 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Old growth
  • Summits
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Rivers
Fine, in your face views, of Mount Rainier await hikers willing to hoof it 4000 vertical feet up to the top of Mount Ararat from the Kautz Creek parking area.
 
 

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise

 
14.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3900 ft.
Highest Point: 5400 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.17
(6 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Ridges/passes
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Lakes
Just a short jaunt from the cabin at Indian Henry's Hunting Grounds is Mirror Lakes, a beautiful little tarn that, in the right weather, reflects Rainier's west-facing slopes beautifully.
 
 

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise

 
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3135 ft.
Highest Point: 5900 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.82
(11 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Waterfalls
  • Old growth
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Ridges/passes
A moderately strenuous hike that traverses a forested ridge, climbs to alpine meadows and ends at a 6000 foot viewpoint with a spectacular view of the west side of Mount Rainier. Waterfalls and wildflowers abound.
 
 

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise

 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 900 ft.
Highest Point: 5700 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.25
(8 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Lakes
  • Ridges/passes
Mazama Ridge at Mount Rainier's Paradise area offers an especially scenic intermediate-level snowshoe route in the midst of snow-covered alpine meadows.
 
 

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise

 
11.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1500 ft.
Highest Point: 3890 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.33
(6 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Waterfalls
  • Old growth
  • Lakes
  • Fall foliage
Leaving from the main parking lot in Longmire, hikers can travel a section of the Wonderland Trail to reach Reflections Lakes — passing by several viewpoints an a waterfall along the way.
 
 

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise

 
9.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 930 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(9 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Established campsites
  • Waterfalls
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
  • Rivers
Ascend the decommissioned portion of the Westside Road to the Lake George Trailhead, and then follow a moderately steep trail through an old-growth Douglas fir and hemlock forest to a secluded and beautiful campground on the shores of a beautiful blue-green mountain lake. Grab a permit at the Longmire Ranger Station and make it an overnight - but bring warm clothes.
 
 

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise

 
1.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 560 ft.
Highest Point: 5960 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.33
(6 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs not allowed
The Alta Vista Loop is one of the trails located at Paradise at Mount Rainier National Park. This trail system is known for fantastic displays of wildflowers in the summer and dramatic panoramic views of Mount Rainier and the surrounding foothills all year long.
 
 

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise

 
2.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 400 ft.
Highest Point: 5850 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(2 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Rivers
  • Ridges/passes
Sometimes the crowds at Mount Rainier’s Paradise can be overwhelming. Hike the Moraine Trail to get off of asphalt paths and away from the throngs. The reward is a view down into the immense Nisqually River Valley from the very edge of its moraine.
 
 

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise

 
0.5 miles, one-way
Gain: 362 ft.
Highest Point: 3885 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs not allowed
A lovely alternate to walking the West Side Road, the Round Pass trail heads east to the South Puyallup Trail.
 
 

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise

 
1.1 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 5400 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.82
(11 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
Follow the trails here to views of Mount Rainier's rocky Nisqually River valley and the much-receded Nisqually Glacier.
 
 

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise

 
12.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2700 ft.
Highest Point: 3600 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.25
(4 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Established campsites
  • Waterfalls
  • Old growth
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Rivers
Hike on the Wonderland Trail to three waterfalls on the Paradise River.
 
 

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise

 
12.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 4200 ft.
Highest Point: 5600 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Ridges/passes
  • Established campsites
  • Mountain views
  • Old growth
  • Rivers
Explore the iconic Wonderland Trail along the southwestern slopes of Mount Rainier. Enjoy stunning views of the mountain as well as the surrounding peaks, ridges, and creeks.
 
 

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1160 ft.
Highest Point: 6400 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.50
(4 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Ridges/passes
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Waterfalls
  • Rivers
Follow a loop trail that samples what Mount Rainier has to offer: a popular waterfall, vast expanses of wildflowers, numerous snowmelt streams, a historic monument to the mountain’s first climbers, and of course views of Mount Rainier itself.
 
 

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise

 
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Summits
  • Ridges/passes
Climb a peak near Mount Rainier for infrequently seen views of Washington's most famous peak. Climbing experience and equipment required.
 
 

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2800 ft.
Highest Point: 5300 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(2 votes)
  • Mountain views
Kautz Creek is a rewarding snowshoe trek for those willing to put in the effort. You’ll find sweeping views of the Tatoosh Range and Mount Rainier, but those come only after enduring four steadily uphill, largely view-free miles.
 
 

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise

 
12.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2520 ft.
Highest Point: 5400 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.86
(7 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Ridges/passes
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Lakes
You’ll not meet any hunters in Indian Henry’s Hunting Ground these days, but the area is named for one of the most prominent Native American guides in the area, who lived here before it became a national park. Accessible via Longmire or the West Side road, this destination promises abundant wildflowers and berries, and excellent up-close views of "The Mountain."
 
 

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise

 
3.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1000 ft.
Highest Point: 6400 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(6 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Waterfalls
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Fall foliage
The Golden Gate trail provides a quick route to amazing panoramas of Mount Rainier and the craggy peaks of the Tatoosh Range. Pass through wildflower-studded alpine meadows, a clear sparkling stream, and up a steep, well-maintained trail. You can even make it a loop, if you want to explore the lush parkland at the foot of Washington's tallest mountain.
 
 

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise

 
2.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 900 ft.
Highest Point: 6330 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.12
(8 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs not allowed
Glacier Vista snowshoe is a shorter alternative to Panorama Point snowshoe. With 2.5 miles round trip with only 900 feet elevation gain, it is an easy snowshoeing outing with great views of snow-capped mountains.
 
 

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise

 
14.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3100 ft.
Highest Point: 5600 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.12
(8 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs not allowed
Ever wanted to hike the Wonderland Trail, but have time for only a sneak peek? Here’s how to enjoy a sampling of the Wonderland’s spectacular scenery—in a single day!
 
 

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise

 
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(4 votes)
  • Dogs not allowed
Edith Creek Basin is a popular Mount Rainier snowshoeing area. The basin lies north of Paradise and connects to Panorama Point.
 
 

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise

 
3.25 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 800 ft.
Highest Point: 5820 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.43
(7 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Good for kids
This trail offers a more intimate view of the Nisqually Glacier valley, and connects to the Moraine Trail from the Paradise parking area.
 
 

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise

 
15.5 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Waterfalls
A little-known, yet spectacular waterfall, Denman Falls offers a relatively easy hike to it, if you can bear the 7.25 mile approach.
 
 

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise

 
8.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1040 ft.
Highest Point: 4200 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.75
(4 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
Yes, there really is a hut on the Copper Creek Hut trail and it’s open to the public! The Mount Tahoma Trails Association, a non-profit organization, operates over fifty miles of cross country ski and snowshoe trails and a system of huts for day and overnight use near Ashford, just west of Mount Rainier National Park.
 
 

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise

 
Gain: 3868 ft.
Highest Point: 6280 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Summits
  • Ridges/passes
Climb to the summit of a peak near Mount Rainier. Climbing experience and equipment required.
 
 

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise

 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 400 ft.
Highest Point: 3800 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.11
(9 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Established campsites
  • Waterfalls
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
  • Fall foliage
  • Rivers
Enjoy this easy hike through massive trees with great views of a lovely lake and an impressive lookout towering over it all.
 
 

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise

 
2.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 660 ft.
Highest Point: 3650 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.83
(18 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Waterfalls
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Rivers
Cougar Rock to Carter Falls is a moderate and readily accessible segment of the Wonderland Trail that packs stunning mountain vistas, river views, waterfalls, wildflowers, old growth, and edible berries into just 1.3 miles of family-friendly hiking in Mount Rainier National Park.
 
 

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise

 
5.5 miles, one-way
Gain: 2400 ft.
Highest Point: 5000 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Ridges/passes
  • Established campsites
  • Mountain views
  • Old growth
  • Rivers
Climb up and up on the Wonderland Trail as you make your way along the southwest side of Mount Rainier. Enjoy sweeping views of the mountain and surrounding peaks.