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Hiking in Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park in Washington State offers over 240 miles National Park hiking trails for visitors to enjoy. While several are short strolls, others are longer trails through the wilderness. There is no charge other than the park entrance fee for day hiking in the park.

The Carbon River Rain Forest Nature Trail is a self-guided hike through the lush Pacific Coast rain forest that grows in the valley. Explore the only true inland rain forest at Mount Rainier along this trail. It is a .3-mile loop trail.

The Chenuis Falls Trail crosses the Carbon River on footlogs, offering an unforgettable view of the falls. Check to see if the foot logs are in before attempting this hike. This is a .4-mile round trip that takes around 30 minutes to complete. The 3.6-mile, round-trip Green Lake Trail wanders through majestic old growth forest to Green Lake. A spur trail just one mile up the trail leads to Ranger Falls.