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“The eith wonder of the world” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wonderland Trail

Wonderland Trail
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Owner description: A 94-mile trail which goes around Mount Rainier.
Ashford, Washington, United States
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36 reviews
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“The eith wonder of the world”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2012

An incredible diverse adventure. I have been visiting for over 38 years

Visited October 2011
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“90 mile trail takes about a week to enjoy it.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2012

I've hiked the trail in 2 parts. Some of the foot bridges are not for the faint of heart otherwise all you need is strength and to be well prepared and have your campsites reserved. We've encountered rangers that were not very nice and for no good reason! Mice are a problem in areas and bring bug repellent. Water is everywhere and I just boil it and don't bother pumping it.

Visited May 2012
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Yakima, Washington
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“I hike the part by Paradise - wow!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

Disclaimer: I've never hiked the whole trail (93 miles).

This trail takes you all the way around Mt. Ranier. Mt. Ranier is one of the most beautiful places in the USA. I hike a few miles near the 'Paradise' visitors center and it's gorgeous.

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Idaho
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86 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Stunning scenery, but very demanding hike.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2011

My girlfriend and I did the entire Wonderland Trail in September, 2011. The trail is 95 miles long, circumnavigating the base of Mount Rainier. The big challenge on this trail isn't the distance, but the 20,000' of elevation gain, and 20,000' of elevation loss you encounter over the course of the trail. We started at the White River Campground and went clockwise, and completed the trip in 10 days. There are many trailheads along the trail, so day-hikes or even short overnight trips can be done as well. I can't even describe the beauty of the scenery. You just have to see it for yourself. There are plenty of campsites (permits required), and lots of water sources. If you are planning to go, make sure you understand the physical demands of this trail. Plan your trip according to your skills and abilities, pack as light as possible, and utilize the food cache system. You must have a perk service permit, which must be applied for in early spring (info is on the park website). Important info sources include Bette Filley's "Wonderland Trail" book, the park service website, and get a good waterproff topographic map of the trail. I also strongly suggest using trekking poles, as they are invaluable for the steep ascents and descents, and crossing snowfields (depending on time of year and previous winter's snowfall). Also check out NWHiker.net, which has forums for hikers and people often post trip reports which have good info and pictures of the trail. Be prepared for mosquitoes and black flies. They were bad on the Southwest (wettest) side of the mountain. Most of all, have fun and enjoy it! Feel free to contact me if you are serious about hiking the trail and would like more info.

Visited September 2011
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