The captivating nature trails of Mt. Rainier are home to amazing glaciers including Nisqually Glacier, the Carbon Glacier, which is recognized as the largest by volume ice glacier in the continental United States, and the Emmons Glacier, the largest glacier by area.
If you feel the need to stretch your legs, Mt. Rainier Park has hiking trails that range in distance from 5 to 100 miles round trip. Or, for those less intrepid souls just looking for breathtaking views, there are shorter self-guided nature walks between .3 to 1.5 miles that give the amateur naturalist sights of the mountain, rivers, streams and heaven-inspired foliage.
For more information on trails, maps, and trail conditions visitors can stop by the Longmire Museum, Longmire Wilderness Information Center, Henry M. Jackson Memorial Visitor Center at Paradise, and Sunrise or Ohanapecosh Visitor Centers.
For more information about the Mt. Rainier surroundings, visitors can stop by the Wilderness Information Center at Longmire or the White River Entrance for details, maps, and trail conditions.