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Wonderland Trail

Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking, Backpacking
Description: A 94-mile trail which goes around Mount Rainier.
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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180 reviews 180 reviews
81 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We did a small segment of Wonderland that we accessed from near one of the parking lots. It was very woodsy and steep. Beware of mosquitoes!

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Houston, Texas
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116 reviews 116 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Wow, it was hard to keep my eyes on the trail as I was continually snapping my head to the left to take photos of the great views of Mount Rainier. While on the Wonderland trail, we crossed below two glaciers on exciting "bridges" over raging rivers of glacial water.

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Vancouver Island101
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23 reviews 23 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Just got back from our 8 day trip around Mt Rainier. In a nutshell, we had a fantastic trip. We did not have reservations and had to travel from Vancouver Island, so I was worried that we would get there and not be able to get a permit. However, once we got to Longmire, the ranger on duty worked his... More

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Seattle, Washington
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51 reviews 51 reviews
4 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

I hiked the whole trail, and I would go back to the north and east sides, but would mostly avoid the south and west sides. The north and east are scenic and wild, with good trail and a lot of alpine hiking. The west side is often low, hot, buggy, and mountain views are rare. The south side is a... More

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Kennewick, Washington
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285 reviews 285 reviews
66 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I have only done it in pieces. It is glorious but at almost 100 miles it is a major undertaking. Backpackers go for it! Research thoroughly before you go. You can cache supplies. You need permits.

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Ashford, Washington, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

An incredible diverse adventure. I have been visiting for over 38 years

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Washington
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220 reviews 220 reviews
59 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

I've hiked the trail in 2 parts. Some of the foot bridges are not for the faint of heart otherwise all you need is strength and to be well prepared and have your campsites reserved. We've encountered rangers that were not very nice and for no good reason! Mice are a problem in areas and bring bug repellent. Water is... More

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Yakima, Washington
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Disclaimer: I've never hiked the whole trail (93 miles). This trail takes you all the way around Mt. Ranier. Mt. Ranier is one of the most beautiful places in the USA. I hike a few miles near the 'Paradise' visitors center and it's gorgeous.

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Idaho
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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

My girlfriend and I did the entire Wonderland Trail in September, 2011. The trail is 95 miles long, circumnavigating the base of Mount Rainier. The big challenge on this trail isn't the distance, but the 20,000' of elevation gain, and 20,000' of elevation loss you encounter over the course of the trail. We started at the White River Campground and... More

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