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Address: Mount Rainier National Park, WA 98304
Activities: Hiking
Description: With an elevation gain of 1,400 fee, this five-mile hiking trail starts...
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.
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On our one day trip to Mount Rainier we could not pass up hiking the Skyline Trail. Starting at the visitors center, we hiked clockwise around the loop. It's a challenging hike... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio

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Columbus, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

On our one day trip to Mount Rainier we could not pass up hiking the Skyline Trail. Starting at the visitors center, we hiked clockwise around the loop. It's a challenging hike for those who may not be in the best of shape, such as ourselves, but the views along the trail were stunning. As we kept climbing we got... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I came here and had a great time. There were plenty of cute marmots running around, beautiful flowers, and my favorite part was getting to see a glacier for the first time. It was still a little ways away but you could see the light blue ice. It was so cool. We went on a cloudy day... More 

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Ashford, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

A tough little hike, but the views are amazing. I know a 76 year old who does this hike rain, snow or sun all year long. It does have plenty of views, wildflowers and wildlife. I have seen bears, mt. goats and marmots. The family will be happy they made this trek. The views from the top show several mountains.

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Singapore
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42 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Very scenic trail for hikers. A bit narrow and slippery due to the snow and ice near the top at Panoramic View Point. I hesitated to cross the narrow slippery sections to reach the top initially but did it after another couple came along and promised to help me if I was too fearful. All 3 of us made it.... More 

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Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Feel very fortunate and blessed to do the skyline trail Recently. Started at the steps,but did it in Anti-clock wise direction. Walked through the Wild flower meadows,to the myrtle falls. Took Golden gate trail to join skyline trail again. continued walking along the upper skyline trail and to the pebble creek. There was snow on upper skyline trail,we had hiking... More 

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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We went to the Paradise section of Mt. Rainier during our vacation in early June. From all the reports I had been reading, parts of the trail were still covered in snow so we were prepared to do something else. When we talked to the park rangers, they let us know that people had been completing the trail daily and... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Did a portion of this hike (from the start to the panaroma view and back down). I'll be honest, that we were not prepared for serious hiking and could have been wearing better shoes....most of the higher portions were snow packed. There was one section that was a little steep and narrow in areas. On the way done, several people... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We went on an early summer hike on the skyline trail. We had seen the pictures online and had done some research and this hike looked awesome to us. Since it was early summer and this year we had not seen too much snow, we were expecting the trail to be clear of snow or to have minimal snow. However,... More 

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

It was amazing to view so many flowers in one place. The trail were all in excellent shape and with up hills, but the down hill parts has its charm. A great place to visit. We hope to return sometime.

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Toledo, Washington
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127 reviews 127 reviews
55 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Mt. Rainier, our fifth National Park. Has been an omnipresent, albeit small part of my life for the 30 years I've lived in the great state of Washington. We had taken family trips up to her, and of coarse anyone who's been through the Seattle, Tacoma area knows the beautiful enormity of Rainier cant be missed. But to go up... More 

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Address: Address: Mount Rainier National Park, WA 98304
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Mount Rainier National Park

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