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Skyline Trail

Mount Rainier National Park, WA 98304
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Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: With an elevation gain of 1,400 fee, this five-mile hiking trail starts from Paradise to Panorama Point, Stevens-Van Trump Memorial with a final... more » Owner description: With an elevation gain of 1,400 fee, this five-mile hiking trail starts from Paradise to Panorama Point, Stevens-Van Trump Memorial with a final descent into Paradise Valley and Myrtle Falls. « less
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Chehalis, Washington
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201 reviews 201 reviews
93 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier stands as an icon in the Washington landscape. An active volcano, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S.A., spawning six major rivers. Subalpine wildflower meadows ring the icy volcano while ancient forest cloaks Mount Rainier’s lower slopes. We were really looking forward to hiking the trail but... More

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New Jersey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We hiked the skyline trail to Panorama Point with our 5 and 7 year old children. This is what I consider a perfect trail. It is a pleasant hike with beautiful scenary from beginning to end. Well, Mount Rainier is in your face all the time you are hiking up. We made a detour to Alta Vista, not worth it.... More

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NJ
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24 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Great hike! Take your time, pack a lunch ( bag lunches available to order at the Inn) and stop to enjoy the views...and don't forget to turnaround and look behind you once in a while! Watch for marmots and take in the wildflowers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This was one of the best trails I have ever taken in my life. My kids loved it too because there was such a variety of terrain, they were never board with the long road ahead. - too much to do, conquer, explore and see. My son is 8 and my girls 13, and yes, it kept them entertained. And... More

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Cincinnati, OH
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171 reviews 171 reviews
86 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Unfortunately it was cloudy the one day we had to do this hike, but we still enjoyed it very much. At the advise of a park ranger, we took the Deadhorse Creek Trail on the way up to Glacier Vista. This only added a few tenths of a mile, but apparently yields wonderful views of Rainier the whole way up.... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I really enjoyed this walk - there was interesting wildlife everywhere, the trails are really well marked, there are great views, facilities along the way and options to make the walk longer or shorter as you go along. Enjoy that it's a loop rather than an out and back walk.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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94 reviews 94 reviews
35 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

excellent relatively easy trail which brings one very close to the major glaciers of Mount Rainier. Most of the time the peak itself cannot be visible due to clouds but the hiking is great. Starts from the parking lot of Paradise Inn where we stayed for 4 nights. We hiked all the way to Panaroma point and it was great... More

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florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Lush green views on way to top only to see snow capped enormous mountain. Beautiful waterfalls on way up. A definite must see. Blue skies greenery and snow. Wow! Mother Nature at its' finest.

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Luang Prabang, Laos
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255 reviews 255 reviews
40 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Amazing views and flora. Take the Dead Horse creek trail up, which winds around to the left and avoids most of the other hikers. In July there was still a lot of snow in the upper parts of the trail, some of it very icy, so bring walking sticks. Cant wait to return.

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Knoxville, TN
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

There are views from every part of this trail! Views of Rainier, wildflowers, the glaciers, Mt. Adams.....everything. The wildflowers are beautiful; and they are everywhere! It is a moderately challenging hike, but well worth the effort. The most difficult section we encountered was at the highest elevation where the trail disappeared into the snow. We hiked/slid across a stretch of... More

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