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Rewarding hike

We decided to try this hike as all the information we found said it was a moderate hike. We started... read more

Reviewed January 9, 2019
Kansas City, Missouri
Fabulous Hike

Re4ally not that strenuous if an avid hiker. Great views all around. You can see climbing schools... read more

Reviewed December 24, 2018
Charlottetown, Canada
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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.
Mount Rainier National Park, WA 98304
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Reviewed January 9, 2019

We decided to try this hike as all the information we found said it was a moderate hike. We started Counter- clock wise (i.e not at the steps) and was very happy we did so. We were able to see the waterfalls, and many beautiful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 24, 2018

Re4ally not that strenuous if an avid hiker. Great views all around. You can see climbing schools and climbers up high on the mountain. Worth the effort.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Spuddler
Reviewed December 11, 2018

My best friend of 47+ years and I did this trail. We stayed overnight at their lodge where the trail begins. I love the diverse trail. It's gorgeous and not too hard to do. I will be going back with my son September 2019.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank debbiemN5206PR
Reviewed October 22, 2018

First time casual hiker to Mt Rainier. What an experience this was. We started later than we wanted to and arrived at the visitor's center at 10:45. There weren't any clouds in the sky on the day we went. Perfect weather conditions. very lucky. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ken F
Reviewed October 14, 2018

We went in late September and had clear skies which I'm told is often rare. Apparently September is the time to go to Seattle area, we had zero rain all week! And no crowds, as I'm told this place is crowded in the summer time....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Russell M
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

We went on an especially clear day. We met a number of people who were very friendly and helpful during the hike. Took us about 3 1/2 hours, about 2 1/2 up and an hour down. Us low landers were winded as we approached the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jpc1602
Reviewed October 3, 2018

this trail summarizes the visit in Mt Rainier. it is not easy to walk, and one of the steepest hikes i met. but when you arrive to the vista point it absolutely worth the climbing. the views are spectacular.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Shlomi F
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

From the moment you drive up to Paradise Visitor Center, you are awed by Mt Rainier and we were anxious to see it closer. As others have said, going clockwise is steeper ascending but more gradual descending (helpful if you have bad knees); if not,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Nettie2010
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Gosh, it feels like we've taken half our time talking with Rangers about hiking ideas. We had a lot. We were interested in the Skyline Trail loop. But it felt a bit too long since we needed to get to Seattle to go out tomorrow....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank MikeB1952
Reviewed September 25, 2018

We hiked Skyline trail last week while in MRNP. We hiked in the counterclockwise direction which I would recommend! The initial paved trail is beautiful thru fall colors. We saw 44 marmots during our 5+mi hike. The only difficult part was more at the top...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Elaine G
October 1, 2017|
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Response from Michelle F | Reviewed this property |
There is maybe one area that I can remember with a narrow open right side and it was a short path.
July 23, 2016|
Response from Medellin P |
My son did it and he is 8. It's doable with breaks and a good snack at panorama point. He was tired at the top but got reenergized with some food. Bring plenty of water. We had camelbaks. There is a bathroom at panorama,up... More