Places to Visit in Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park is one of the most beautiful park in the U.S. If features the fourth highest mountain in the state. The park is also know as mother of water. Mount Rainier is the most heavily glaciated peak with 36 square miles of permanent snowfields and glaciers. There are several rivers start at the Mount Rainier glaciers. The park is spectacular year-around, make your next trip to Mount Rainier National Park and experience its beauty closer. Here we have mentioned the top places to visit in park

Mount Rainier 

Mount Rainier stands 14,410 feet above sea level, one of the most iconic landscapes of the state. It is the most loved destination by climbers. If you are a climber, you can test your climbing skills in Mount Rainier or if you like to hike there are nearly 420 kilometers of maintained trails. 

Mount Rainier is an active volcano and the most glaciated peak in the U.S. the lower slopes of Mount Rainier has ancient forest. Where you can also spot wildlife. On the 150-kilometer-long Wonderland Trail that circles Mount Rainier, you might spot a black bear or mountain lion as they traverse through lowland forests, valleys and alpine areas. 

Myrtle Falls

Myrtle Fall is one of the major attractions of Mount Rainier National Park. You get to see the Myrtle Falls Viewpoint along Skyline Trail which is a 0.8 mile heavily trafficked located near Paradise Inn. Myrtle Falls was named for a woman by a former guide. In 1907. It is suitable for all levels of hikers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and snowshoeing.

Myrtle Fall is a 72 foot high falls, its a spot where every photographer stops to take a picture. It has a breathtaking view and also it’s easy to talk to the falls. The water flows year- around but the trail is not accessible  during winter. 

Reflection Lakes

Reflection Lake is one of the most popular destinations in the park. It is named for a lake that reflects views of Mount Rainier. The views of Mt. Rainier in the park can be found at Reflection Lakes. You get a better view during summer and fall, sunrise and sunset. Reflection Lake is one of the most photographed locations in the park. In summer the lake is bordered with wildflowers. 

When you head to Reflection Lakes you can find a parking lot on Stevens Canyon Road. This trailhead also provides access to Pinnacle and Plummer peaks, another popular hike.  

Tipsoo Lake

Tipsoo Lake Loop is a 1.3 kilometer loop trail located near Paradise Inn. The trail features a lake and is suitable for all levels of hikers. The lake is gorgeous  from late-July through mid-August  when the wildflowers are in bloom at Tipsoo Lake. You feel like stepping into a different world. The peak blooms happens in mid-August. The trail is easy to walk and you can easily stroll around Tipsoo Lake. 

Tipsoo Lake is a great spot in the park to view the sunset. To see sunset, you should arrive at least an hour before the sunset time. There are two lakes at Tipsoo, with Upper Tipsoo Lake providing a better view of the Mount Rainier. To access Upper Tipsoo Lake, drive past the main parking lot for Tipsoo Lake.

Narada Falls

Narada Falls is located on the road from Longmire to Paradise. The falls is one mile west of the entrance to the Paradise area. Narada Falls is 176 feet high. Narada Falls is the largest waterfall accessible by car in the park. So it won’t be difficult to find a parking space. The bottom of a waterfall is easily reachable, but often a wet and slippery path. These short hike are popular viewpoint.

Comet Falls

Comet Falls is one of the park’s easy to access falls and also the most popular waterfalls. This waterfall descends from Van Trump Park in a 462-foot plunge from Van Trump Creek.

Comet Fall is the tallest waterfall in the park. The trail to the falls is suitable for all levels of hikers. The trail features views of Van Trump Creek and the path carved into the granite stream bed.

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