Day Hike - Paradise Area Trails

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Day Hike - Paradise Area Trails

Photography scenery while hiking at a leisurely pace.

  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 2.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft

Paradise Inn:
Meet at 8am on the backside of Paradise Inn in the parking lot reserved for guests of the Inn. There is a fee to enter the park (unless you have a pass). We will depart promptly at 8:10am, so please don't be late!

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Starting at the Paradise Inn, we will take the Skyline Trail to Myrtle Falls (.5 miles). We'll continue onto the Golden Gate Trail to where it connects with the Skyline Trail (1.5 miles). At that point, we'll decide if we want to take Skyline back to the Visitor's Center (Option 1 - 3.5 miles round trip) or head higher up Skyline towards Panorama Point and around (Option 2 - 4.5 miles round trip).

Our pace will be slower 1-2mph, since we'll be stopping often to take photos. Everyone will need to stay between me (the leader) and the co-leader bringing up the rear.

Option 1:

Option 2:

Note: I will be camping at Cougar Rock Campground on the 19th so I can already be in the park for the early hike. I will be in site B007. If you wish to make your own reservation, go here.

Route/Place

Paradise (summer)



  • USGS Mt Rainier East

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Paradise No. 270S

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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