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Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

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  • We did the loop clockwise. It was August 11 and we hiked through some snow but with no trouble finding the route. We did not have poles and managed fine. We started around 2pm and it was bad crowded b...  more »
  • Let me start off by saying Glacier NP is my favorite of the 16 NP's I've ever visited. I did the Skyline Loop with my wife, 3 kids (10,8,4) and my 67 yr old mother in law. Parking was bad when we got ...  more »
  • Just adding to all the other superlatives, what a fantastic hike, absolutely stunning scenery, varied and challenging but eminently doable with an 11 year old. It felt incredible being so close to Mou...  more »

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Where to stay in Mount Rainier National Park

You could visit Mount Rainier National Park on a day trip from Seattle, but you'll probably want to stay in or closer to the park to maximize your time there. The park provides three developed campgrounds and one primitive one with nearly 500 individual sites between them. For extra creature comforts, book a room at either the National Park Inn or the larger Paradise Inn. Many park visitors lay their heads in the villages west of the park along National Park Highway. Places such as Jasper, Mineral Lake, and Alder Lake offer a mix of lodges, inns, and bed and breakfasts, almost all of which deliver full views of towering Mount Rainier. You might also find reasonable summer deals on hotels at Crystal Mountain Ski Resort just north of the park, though this is a less convenient option.
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