Beacon Rock Trail Beacon Rock State Park Hike Washington Columbia River Gorge
Beacon Rock rises like a stone tower with sheer cliffs dropping to the Columbia River. Beacon Rock Trail could be the Columbia River Gorge relative of Moro Rock Trail in Sequoia National Park. The trail is built right up the side of the basalt monolith, using over fifty switchbacks and at least a dozen cliff-straddling bridges to reach a pointed summit. The hike up... Read more.
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Tagged with · Beacon Rock State Park · Cascade Range · Stevenson · Summits · Washington State Parks
Distance: 1.6 miles · Elevation change: 600 feet
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Guler Ice Cave hike Washington Gifford Pinchot National Forest
The Cascade Range is home to many caves including volcanic lava tubes and glacier ice caves. The Guler Ice Cave south of Mount Adams offers a sample of both. Through the early summer this cave contains impressive ice features like frozen stalactites and stalagmites. You will see the most ice if you visit in April and May. As the season warms the cave loses its ice, but... Read more.
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Tagged with · Cascade Range · Caves · Gifford Pinchot National Forest · Lava Tubes
Distance: 0.25 miles · Elevation change: 25 feet
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Skyline Trail Mount Rainier National Park hike Washington Paradise Panorama Point Skyline Trail Loop
Is there a better hike in Mount Rainier National Park than Skyline Trail? The hike begins from Paradise, a perfectly named destination on the southern slope of Mount Rainier. Loop up to Panorama Point, a stunning viewpoint that is about as close to the summit of Rainier as you can get without an ice ax. The trail passes snowfields, streams, waterfalls, and fields of... Read more.
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Tagged with · Cascade Range · National Parks · Wildflowers
Distance: 5.5 miles · Elevation change: 1625 feet
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Camping Mount Rainier National Park campgrounds Washington
Mount Rainier National Park has three main campgrounds with over 450 campsites. The campgrounds are located in the southwest, southeast, and northeast corners of the park near the most popular hiking areas. Backcountry camping is also an option, by permit only. Visit the official Mount Rainier National Park camping page for more information.   Campgrounds in... Read more.
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Mount Fremount Lookout Trail Mount Rainier National Park hike Washington Sunrise Frozen Lake Sourdough Ridge trek
Mount Fremont houses the nearest fire lookout tower to Mount Rainier. On a clear day, the lookout promises some of the park's best views of Mount Rainier and the surrounding Cascade Mountains. The 6-mile round trip hike from the Sunrise Lodge and Visitor Center to Mount Fremont Lookout is exceptionally scenic and fulfilling, with 800 feet of elevation gain. Lupines in... Read more.
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Tagged with · Cascade Range · Lookout Towers · National Parks · Summits
Distance: 6 miles · Elevation change: 800 feet
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