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In early June, we spent 3 days hiking (below 5,000 feet) in the park & getting great photos with my iPhone. Paradise still had snow covered trails. Had 4 inches of additional snow our first night. Reflection Lake & view of Mount Rainier was beautiful...More
I spend a lot of time taking photos and hiking around Mount Rainier. I try to avoid the park on weekends as it turns into a bit of a circus. So aside from not going at all, herre are some hints for maximizing your time...More
We saw a bunch of people here on our way to Paradise so we made an impromptu stop and googled to see where we were at. We walked down to the lake and took some nice photos. There is also a hiking trail you can...More
We drove three miles east on Stevens Canyon Road towards the iconic Reflection Lake in Packwood where yesterday others had complained about poor mountain visibility but with winds and weather there is always change. We were very lucky to be rewarded with wonderful reflections of...More
We visited last weekend. It was very clowdy and drizzly on Saturday and we could not even catch a glimpse of Rainier. But Sunday morning, beating all weather forecasts, was bright and sunny providing for an amazing view of the mountain's reflection in the lake...More
Maybe the most beautiful spot in the park. Go early (before the wind chops up the lake) and before the crowds. Difficult to describe the beauty on a clear day. Will leave a long lasting, if not forever, imprint on your soul.
Starting at Reflection Lakes on the south side of Mt Rainier, you take a short trail around the lakes, up to a look out and back to the lakes. It's a short hike and pretty easy. My 14 yr old loved it. There is an...More