Skyline Trail (MRNP)

  • Mount Rainier and the Nisqually Glacier from the Skyline Trail in Mount Rainier National Park.
  • Avalanche Lily and bee along the Skyline Trail in Mount Rainier National Park.

Hiking

Dogs No

5.5 (miles)

 Moderate

Loop

~1700 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Washington

Mount Rainier

Skyline Trail is a moderate hike in Mount Rainier National Park that winds through wildflower-saturated meadows to incredible mountain views. The park says "the trail offers stunning displays of subalpine wildflowers, a close-up look at Mount Rainier and the Nisqually Glacier, and, on a clear day, views of peaks as far south as Oregon's Mount Hood." Mount Rainier has plenty of camping available. Cougar Rock Campground is located in the southwest section of the park, Ohanapecosh Campground is in the southeast, White River is in the northeast section and Mowich Lake is a small tent only campground in the northwest section of Mount Rainier.

Red Tape

Entrance, Camping and Backcountry Fees
Contact: Mount Rainier National Park 55210 238th Ave East Ashford, WA 98304

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