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Address: , Mount Rainier National Park, WA 98304
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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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Washington 2015

A great hike on the Mount, about a 1200' elevation gain from the Lodge offering great views of Rainier. You can see many waterfalls, flowers and native animals.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

we enjoyed this hike very much even though the mountain was socked in with fog for part of the day. we watched hoary marmots chasing each other and by then the fog cleared mostly

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We went to Mount Rainier on a Wednesday in mid August arriving at around noon. I didn't know what to expect because this was my first visit to the park and I had not done much research, instead leaving it up to friends who I was visiting. My initial impression was just how many people there were! Crowds of people... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A great hike on the Mount, about a 1200' elevation gain from the Lodge offering great views of Rainier. You can see many waterfalls, flowers and native animals.

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Seattle, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

If you are able to hike trails, this is a great choice leaving out of the Visitors Center at Paradise. With a backdrop of the magnificent Mount Rainier, you will be treated to forest, meadows, river and glacier views. It starts steam on pavement but then transitions to switchbacks and wide dirt paths that are well maintained. There are no... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Loved this trail, such a cool experience. Unfortunately, we had a foggy day so didn't see the mountain up close, but still it was beautiful.

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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A pretty strenuous 4 hour trail...lots of breathtaking views of the mountain and also of Mt Adams and Mt St Helens . Many chubby marmots along the way, streams to forge and some Wildflowers, berries, interesting foliage. Take plenty of water! 1700 elevation game and can be very warm...or cool...or rainy!! It is the mountain after all!!

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Cleves, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This was well worth the time and hike! This hike is a 5.5 mi hike with a 1700 ft ascend up to Mt Rainier. It was strenuous and long but boy was it worth it. Unfortunately the wildflowers had bloomed 6-8 weeks earlier than usual due to the warm, dry weather they were having. But it was still worth it.... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a family friendly but arduous trail that requires 4- 5 hours to make a loop with kids. The uphill part is rocky. But on the way down you will see a lot of vegetation. Breathtaking views. Bring your camera.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It depends on you luck but the views of Mt Rainier and Glaciers from Skyline trail is worth taking that chance of a sunny day in Mt Rainier , Starting from Paradise, the views are just amazing. It took me around 3.5 hrs with breaks and photo sessions. Recommended to do this starting noon time for the sun positions even... More 

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Long Island City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Beautiful wildflowers on this trail. Easy trail we also saw a Marmot on the trail. I would highly recommend going on this trail in June or July when the wildflowers are at peak.

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