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With Clear Weather Views are incredible!

We went in late September and had clear skies which I'm told is often rare. Apparently September is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Russell M
Roebling, NJ
Really Clear on Our Hike

We went on an especially clear day. We met a number of people who were very friendly and helpful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Naperville, Illinois
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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 5 days ago

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

Thank Russell M
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Shlomi F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Nettie2010
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank MikeB1952
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Mary G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank SDR007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed September 5, 2018

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

1  Thank lanamom
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Moderate to strenuous hike! Lots of steps and incline. Bring a pack and make sure you dress appropriately for the weather.

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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