|Myrtle Falls at Mt. Rainier|
The Mount Rainier National Park has a number of hiking trails, ranging from less than one mile to the 93-mile Wonderland Trail.
Short trails include:
- Emmons Vista Trail - .5 miles round trip
- Trail of the Shadows - .7 mile round trip trail
- Nisqually Vista Trail - 1.2 mile loop
- Grove of the Patriarchs Trail - 1.5 miles round trip
- Kautz Creek Trail - 2-miles round trip
|Michelle on the Grove of the Patriarchs Trail|
If you are interested in climbing above 10,000 feet or on glaciers, you are required to register and pay a fee. Ask at visitor centers for more information.
Visitor Centers in the park include:
- and Sunrise
Two of the best views of Mount Rainier can be seen at the Paradise and Sunrise locations in the Mount Rainier National Park. Paradise is the most heavily visited area in the park. Sunrise is only open from July to late September.
Wildlife that can be seen in the Mount Rainier National Park include:
- Steller's jays
- Clark's nutcrackers
- gray jays
- black-tailed deer
- black bears
- mountain goats
- and elk