Day Hike - Skyline Loop

This naturalist hike out of Paradise on Mount Rainier will offer opportunities to enjoy stunning views of the mountain (if weather permits) and enjoy plants, wildlife and perhaps fungi. We will have frequent stops and walk at a relaxed pace. Parts of the trail are steep and require good conditioning and balance.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,788 ft
  • Pace: moderate with frequent stops

Meet 9am at the Skyline trailhead near the Visitor Center at Paradise within MRNP.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee:  National Park Pass 

There are restrooms at the trailhead.  Bring poles and clothing layers for changing weather or rain.  Bring masks for indoor spaces.

An email will be sent out to participants a few days before the trip.



  • 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

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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