Paradise, located on the south side of the park, features subalpine meadows, plenty of trails, picnic spots and epic mountain views. It is open year-round but winter access is only from the west Nisqually entrance (about 2 hours drive away).
Famous view of Mount Rainier’s reflection in these subalpine lakes.
A view of a glaciated mountain rising above forested slopes.
A iconic waterfall framed by a stone bridge.
Essential moderate 5.5 miles trail through subalpine meadows and a close-up look at Mount Rainier. For an easier accessible hike, turn back after 1 mile at Myrtle Falls
Try this easy 1.2 miles hike with stunning views of the Nisqually Glacier and wildflowers in the summer
Sunrise perches on the east side of the park and provides breathtaking 360-degree majestic mountain views. It’s important to know that Sunrise is only open in the summer season, so be sure to check opening status before you go.
This subalpine lake is set in a glacier-carved basin amid spectacular wildflower meadows
Sweeping views of the Cascade Range, Sunrise Lake and Mount Rainier
This 3.5 mile trail offers superb wildflower displays in midsummer
Enjoy great views of the Emmons Glacier and its turquoise lake from this 4.1 mile moderate trail, off the Glacier Basin Trail
Discover a historic fire lookout with views of Mount Rainier and its glaciers on this moderate 5.6 mile hike
Ohanapecosh is situated among Douglas firs, western red cedars, and western hemlocks on the park's east side. It is the closest Mount Rainier entrance to us.
A narrow slot canyon carved by the Muddy Fork of the Cowlitz River
Experience this easy 1.1-mile trail along the Ohanapecosh River to an island of towering, thousand-year-old trees
Depending on where you start, this level trail varies between 0.6 to 2.7 miles long and takes you along the Ohanapecosh River to a spectacular waterfall
Take the 0.5 mile loop trail to gaze at water rushing through a narrow slot canyon carved by the Cowlitz River