Summerland Trail

MODERATE
#19 of 147 trails in Mount Rainier National Park
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Summerland Trail is a 4.1 mile point-to-point trail located near Paradise Inn, WA that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from July until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.1 miles 2093 feet Point to Point
hiking forest river views waterfall wild flowers wildlife
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Directions from White River Entrance: Drive westward on White River Road 3 miles to a parking area near the Fryingpan Creek bridge. The trailhead is across the road. Parking space is limited and fills early on sunny summer days. Have an alternate hike in mind in case parking space is not available.

Debbie Murnan

48 Completed45 Reviews

Marjorie Clark

15 Completed6 Reviews

Did the 1.5 extension to Panhandle Gap. The smoke was cleared enough to get a good look at Mt. Adams and spy Mt. Hood through the clouds. 12 miles round trip from trail head to top of Panhandle, with approximately 3,000 feet elevation gain.

Marjorie Clark

15 Completed6 Reviews

Mandy StClair

11 Completed5 Reviews

Patricia C.

Amazing! I was hoping for good views of the mountain with some wildflowers. I was unprepared for the cacophony of wildflowers, representing virtually all the varieties in my Mt Rainier flowers of the alpine book. Imagine walking through thigh-high blossoms while looking up at crisp white snow on the mountain. I've done a fair amount of hiking in the park, and this was one of the more spectacular hikes.

The first 3.3 miles was a oh-hum walk in the forest with a few views of waterfalls. Then the view started opening up, becoming more spectacular with each step. The trail was in excellent condition, including log crossings across streams. Warning: BRING INSECT REPELLENT