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MOUNT RAINIER DAY HIKES

Mount Rainier Day Hikes

Dreaming of hiking in Mount Rainier National Park? Come explore the volcanic, alpine, glaciated wonderland of one of America's most impressive mountains.

On a guided day hike of Mt. Rainier, you'll trek deep into the backcountry and encounter waterfalls, wildlife and wildflowers. Our day hike tours include a professional wilderness guide, day pack, trekking poles and delicious lunch and snacks. We'll take care of every detail so that you can maximize the value of your vacation at Mount Rainier National Park. Experience alpine meadows, glaciers and panoramic vistas on a Mount Rainier day hike that you'll never forget.

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Reflection Lakes

Reflection Lakes

Alpine Hiking • Classic Views • Waterfalls
Private Day Hike Tour
July-September
Level 2
$135-$235
Hike Description & Details
Camp Muir

Camp Muir

Alpine Hiking • Classic Views • Glaciers
Private Day Hike Tour
June-September
Level 4
$135-$235
Hike Description & Details
Burroughs Mountain
Guides Choice Award

Burroughs Mountain

Alpine Hiking • Glaciers • Waterfalls
Private Day Hike Tour
August-September
Level 3
$135-$235
Hike Description & Details

More About Mount Rainier Day Hikes


Choosing a Mt. Rainier Day Hike

Many of the best Mt. Rainier day tours combine 360-degree overlooks, alpine lakes and blossoming meadows. Choose from three unique tours as we trek onto the shoulders of this iconic North American giant.

Want to see picturesque lakes and walk through wildflower meadows? Join us as we hike to the Reflection Lakes and soak in their stunning mirror-image of Mt. Rainier. On your way, you'll hike past Narada Falls and even sample fruit from the abundant blueberry bushes. The journey concludes at Faraway Rock with panoramic views of the lakes below.

Take in incredible views of Mount Rainier's glaciers and the surrounding mountain landscape on our Camp Muir Day Hike. The hike starts at the famous Paradise Meadows and heads to Glacier Vista, where you'll have stunning views of the Nisqually Glacier. Learn about the park's rich natural history from your knowledgeable guide. At over 10,000 feet, you'll arrive at Camp Muir — the base camp for mountaineers en route to Mt. Rainier's summit.

Our guides' choice for the best Mount Rainier tour is the Burroughs Mountain Day Hike. Traverse rare tundra and breathtaking meadows on an adventurous hike up to Burroughs Mountain. With dramatic mountain views as a backdrop, you'll see a range of beautiful alpine lakes as we head to the overlooks of Emmons Glacier. After trekking up First Burroughs, your group can enjoy lunch there or continue toward Second and Third Burroughs for an extra challenge.


Benefits of a Mt. Rainier Day Hike

Imagine checking a world-class hiking adventure off your must-do list without having to plan meals, buy gear or commit to a multi-day camping trip. On a Wildland Trekking day hike, you'll experience the best sights and sounds of Mount Rainier, all in one unforgettable day.

At Wildland Trekking, our friendly and medically trained guides bring wild landscapes to life with their fascinating knowledge of the area. Our tours are all-inclusive, and we'll orchestrate logistics well in advance of your arrival.

Joining a guided day trek offers many other benefits as well, including:

  • Personalized hiking: Each small group tour includes 5-12 guests with guides who are committed to the quality of your experience.
  • Gourmet cuisine: You'll enjoy tasty trail snacks and a picnic lunch customized to the preferences of the group.
  • Top-shelf gear: We provide top-of-the-line backpacks and trekking poles for our day hike guests.

Learn more about our Mt. Rainier day hikes, and contact us to book your hike today!