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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
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
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.
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
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
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
This strenuous 5.5 mile, 4.5 hours long round trip gives a tour of the Paradise, passing Alta Vista, Glacier Vista, Panorama Point, Pebble Creek, Sluiskin Falls, and Myrtle Falls. Elevation ranges from 5400 feet to 7000 feet, with wet and dry, exposed and sheltered habitats....More
The skyline trail was just awesome. we got close to the mountain. this august was particularly hot and so the glaciers were not as massive but still pretty cool looking. we saw two expeditions walking on the snow packs. it's a 5.5 miles loop. we...More
7 years ago we were in Mt. Ranier in August - it was completely snowed in, and we vowed to come back to do this trail. I'm so happy we did!
We came at 8:30am on a weekday in July and the parking lot was...More
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
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 above the stopping point.