Mount Rainier National Park is one of our favorite national parks. You really can’t believe how massive Mount Rainier is until you’re hiking up close to its many glaciers and ice fields. If mountains make you happy, then you absolutely need to spend a few days hiking in Mount Rainier National Park so you can not only see the mountain from different angles, but also so that you can explore the surrounding peaks and take in the many panoramic views of this vast wilderness called the Cascade Range.
We have done A LOT of hikes in Mount Rainier but we haven’t done all of them so some of the hikes mentioned in this blog, we haven’t experienced personally. We’ve narrowed it down to the top 5 hikes in each area of Rainier that way if you’re camping in one area and you don’t want to drive all the way to another side of the park, you can find the top hikes wherever you end up.
Hiking in Mount Rainier
You can’t visit Mount Rainier and not hike. I just won’t allow it 😉. Depending on how much time you have though will play a big factor in deciding which hikes are best for you.