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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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An Increbile Hike!!

We were fortunate to have a perfect day in early August for a perfect hike! Many Sound-Of-Music moments, ascending ridges to a glorious views! As we approached Panorama Point... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
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lynn haven, fl
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79 reviews 79 reviews
25 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We were fortunate to have a perfect day in early August for a perfect hike! Many Sound-Of-Music moments, ascending ridges to a glorious views! As we approached Panorama Point, we watched as people struggled across the icy ridge of the Lower Skyline Trail and decided to take the longer High Trail--it was rocky with quite a bit of snow, but... More 

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Tennessee
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218 reviews 218 reviews
97 attraction reviews
295 helpful votes 295 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This trail is 5.5 miles, not 5 as listed above. One has the option at mile marker 3 to split left and continue for another 2.5 miles ending up at Paradise Inn or continue down The Golden Gate Trail which cuts off 1.5 miles making it a total of 4 which is what I did. I decided this due to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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72 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

It's really skyline when you approach the top of the trail. Not very hard but really crowded, and if it's the beginning of the summer, the melting snow makes it worse, so be careful. but the view is definitely grand from the bottom all way up. Imagine you're at the very root of a big snow-covered sleeping volcano, very Lord-of-the-Ring... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We very much enjoyed the skyline trail. The area is very beautiful and the trail itself is not that difficult (we are not experienced hikers). Unfortunately, the eastern part of the trail was closed due to maintenance. We could not get to Myrtle Falls. However, I would really recommend the skyline trail for one day visitors of this part of... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

I did this early October on a clear day and it was spectacular. You need to be in fit to get to the peak of this trail but it's worth every calorie wasted. Beautyful scenaries along the way and spectacular panoramas from the top. Takes few hours to do the loop so prepare with some snacks and water.

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Arlington, Texas
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279 reviews 279 reviews
78 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My favorite hike in years! Beauty, views, sounds of wildlife, water, ice burg breakage, and wind. No better

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Richmond, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This hike is as good as it gets at Mt. Rainier. You start the loop trail at the Paradise visitor center. We chose to hike the trail counterclockwise, reaching beautiful Myrtle Falls in about a 1/2 mile. Very good photo op here at the lower viewpoint, looking towards the falls, the wooden bridge, and Mt. Rainier in the distance. You... More 

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Vinton, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The most scenic hike I've ever been on. It's about a 6-mile loop, goes through fields of wild flowers, then more rocky terrain as you get closer to the glaciers on mt rainier. We went through a snow field, saw waterfalls coming off the glaciers, heard the cracking of glaciers on the move, had a 360 view of surrounding mountains,... More 

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Yakima, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

If you are not in shape, it can be a hard trail, but the views are wonderful. Be sure to look for the Nike Swish on the side of the mountain. I was surprised the first time I saw it. You can go to where the Paradise Ice Caves used to be to see some beautiful waterfalls. Bring water with... More 

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Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We did this hike on a clear, sunny day in late August, and the views were gorgeous. We could see Mount Rainier most of the way up. (You should be able to see the mountain from the Paradise visitor center. If not, it's too cloudy, so do the hike another day.) Be sure to pick up a map from the... More 

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