Panorama Point Loop via Skyline Trail
13 reviews Mount Rainier National Park #50 hike out of 275 in
2 hrs 4 min
This is a moderate loop trail to Panorama Point in Mount Rainier National Park.
This trail goes by Alta Vista, Glacier Vista, Tough Place to Bloom, Golden Gate Falls, Myrtle Falls, Myrtle Falls Viewpoint, Paradise Climbing Information Center, Paradise Ranger Station, Relief Map of Mount Rainier, and Jackson Visitor Center.
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Hiked on a Sunday and the trail was packed. We did this hike counterclockwise and highly recommend. Easier grade and the more dramatic views are at the one. Glad I carried a paper map. Absolutely stunning hike. Saw folks descending the summit. People from all over the world here this day. Saw an old billy goat and lots of lazy marmots. A really perfect day.★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Failed Trip to Camp Muir
The goal was to make it to Camp Muir. We got to the 1/2 way point (Pebble Creek), but the weather was windy and raining terribly. While the day before had great weather, the forecast the morning of the hike said: "people climbing the mountain or going into the backcountry - including the muir snowfield - should expect blizzard like conditions with zero visibility and blowing snow" We never even saw the mountain due to rain and fog. Ran into Rangers coming down from Camp Muir who warned us not to go further due to poor visibility. They were in full ski/snow gear and we were just wearing day-hike clothes with ponchos. I'm sure they were wondering if they would need to be rescuing us in a few hrs... Finished a little more of the Skyline Trail and finally headed back to Paradise Visitor Center.
starsRushwald 6 years, 4 months ago