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Address: Mount Rainier National Park, WA

A 94-mile trail which goes around Mount Rainier.

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Fantastic hike, taken in whole or in portions

This is an outstanding rugged and scenic hike that shows dramatic views of Mt Rainier and the volcanic environment of the Pacific Northwest. Established camp sites are arranged... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2016
Marco W
Seattle, WA

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I start it at Longmire and finished this trail in 9 days. It was a hard hike because elevation change all the time. I'll be happy to do that again but not all. 1/3 of the trail is in wood. The best part is between Mowich Lake and Canyon Box.

1 Thank Kazimierz B
Huizen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Loved the mountains, surroundings! You can see some small wildlife like birds, chipmunks. Great view on the lake near you! Trails are signed, so you don't need a map! ( ABOUT 5 MILES ROUNDTRIP) On the way you'll find rangers, who are all very helpful and tell you all about the things to see on your hiking

Thank MarretjeMiller
Seattle, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is an outstanding rugged and scenic hike that shows dramatic views of Mt Rainier and the volcanic environment of the Pacific Northwest. Established camp sites are arranged around the mountain and a typical day involves breaking camp, climbing 2000- 3000 feet of elevation, reaching a ridge or pass and then climbing back down again. Repeat for 9 more days:-)... More 

1 Thank Marco W
New Castle, Delaware
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217 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Nice place to visit. The views are wonderful. It is a very peaceful with great views. This is the best of this park!

Thank Luis M
Houston, Texas
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We did the Wonderland trail to Summerland and Panhandle Gap. Great day hike. We had perfect weather, the views and flowers were stunning! Made us want to put the entire trail on our bucket list!

Thank Pam D
Portland, Oregon
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44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

If I need to be recharged, this is where I go. Nothing better than staying at Paradise, getting up before dawn and hitting the Wonderland trail which is the best time to see wildlife. The light is beautiful that time of day. The sounds of the mountain are not something you will ever forget. Don't limit yourself to the Wonderland... More 

4 Thank Chloris B
Lakewood, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

from little day hikes between campground and strenuous switch backs to gain and loose altitude traveling the wonderland trail is a great way to see spectacular vistas and burn a lot of calories. very well maintained trails and campgrounds help even the most inexperienced backpacker to have a great time

5 Thank genejohnson2015
Los Angeles, California
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170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

We only did about 10 miles of it -- both day hikes out of the National Park Inn including going up to Narada Falls. Great hikes. Very few people even though it was August.

1 Thank Ron D
Snoqualmie, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

i hope to do the whole trail someday with my kids but for now we are stuck to doing small sections. we have done random bits and peices with all being great. you will see parts of the mountain not available any other way.

2 Thank Soggyinsnoqualmie
Yakima, Washington
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

My Bro.-in-Law and I have hiked all but one portion of the trail. I would recommend doing it at the end of July when the wild flowers are at their best. We have hiked the lower portion through the forest. It was a nice hike, but drizzly, There are a number of nice water falls to see and it is... More 

2 Thank 500spencer

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