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Address: Mount Rainier National Park, WA 98304
Phone Number: +1 360-569-6571
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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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Cannot recommend highly enough - one of our favourite ever hikes

The Skyline Trail was the obvious choice for our one day in the park. It is a hike that inspires you to go on as its scenery changes, yet remains continuously incredible. It... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Skyline Trail was the obvious choice for our one day in the park. It is a hike that inspires you to go on as its scenery changes, yet remains continuously incredible. It offers such variety of experiences - from beautiful meadows to snowfield traverses to views of the glacier and of waterfalls, and, of course - Mt. Rainier itself.... More 

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Minong, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

While this is a very popular hike, there is a reason for this. The views are stunning! It is nice gabbing with people along the way...many of them from Europe.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

The higher up you go the better it really gets.. Because of the views? Well, yes and no. Starting from the Paradise parking lot and as you work your way up the mountain has different layers of people. The parking lot is full of fat loud imbeciles and those imbeciles wander around aimlessly at the base of the trails. As... More 

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Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We took this hike and were amazed by incredible views provided along the trail. The trail was well marked and maintained. This one of the best hikes around Mount Rainier.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

It is difficult but worth it! Took 3-4 hours in total for the loop. It is suggested to come early so that you do not need to hurry up before sunset.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

The view is stunning! We walked the trail twice. First time in a raining day. So basically saw nothing. Second time it was a wonderful day. We finally saw Mt. Rainier and all the other mountains on the horizon. So beautiful!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

This is a fairly tough day-hike given the terrain and elevation change. You go up for half then back down, so your feet get pretty sore as the terrain and slope don't change often. The views are amazing though. So many waterfalls, it is really fantastic. A must hike if you are up to it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

We headed out from the Paradise Inn Lodge just as the sun was coming up and walked the trail for quite some distance. We didn't do the whole trail, but loved everything about this mountain meadow. Myrtle Falls, the furry little family of marmots, the sun kissing the peak of Mt. Rainier, and the ever changing scenery as we rounded... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

If you are not familiar with this area I would recommend obtaining a trail map at Paradise Inn or the Visitor Center. Skyline is a 5.5 mile loop trail usually available in the summer to early fall months, it provides spectacular views of meadows and rolling hills this side of Mt. Rainier. Great view of the Nisqually glacier. This trail... More 

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Richmond, KY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Hiked this trail last week, on visit from KY. Great hike. Completed in 4 hours, and that's with taking wrong turn and backtracking 1/2 mile :( .

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