8 Day Trip Ideas to Explore Mt. Rainier National Park

An Trieu

September 3, 2022

1. Explore  Sunrise Visitor Center

From Seattle, Washington, it takes 2 hours to Sunrise Visitor Center, the most popular spot in Mt. Rainier National Park. Spend your day here exploring the area!

2. Hike  Mt. Fremont Fire Lookout

Start from Sunrise. Trail is 5.6 miles roundtrip with 1200ft elevation gain. Don't forget sun protection, sturdy shoes, food and water.

3. Explore  Paradise Visitor Center

There are many day friendly hikes with grand views from here. Check out Paradise Inn if you choose to stay overnight.

4. Explore  Reflection Lakes

A popular first stop in Mt. Rainier National Park. View Mt. Rainier reflection on clear days, have a picnic, hike from here, or head to Paradise Visitor.

5. Hike  Pinnacle Peak Trail

Trailhead is near Reflection Lakes. It's is 2.8 miles roundtrip with incredible views of Mt. Rainier. Best from May to October or whenever it's snow-free.

6. Hike  Myrtle Falls

Easy, kid and family friendly hike from Paradise Visitor Center. It's 0.8 miles roundtrip, and you'd be hiking on paved paths. Must do!

7. Hike  Panorama Point

Located in Paradise side of park, it's a 4.1 miles round trip hike with 1263ft elevation gain and breath-taking views of the mountains.

8. Explore  Tipsoo Lakes

You can spend the day exploring the area or hike from the parking lot. August is the peak time for wildflowers. Please stay on trail and don't the flowers.

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