With the National Parks growing in popularity year after year, it can sometimes be hard to find a good hike that really allows you to just get away from it all. If getting off on your own for a few hours (or even a few days) is something that appeals to you, then you should check out these amazing Lake Chelan Hikes in North Cascades National Park.
If you are planning a visit to northwest Washington and one of the three amazing National Parks that the state has to offer, it is likely that you are wondering what the best hikes are in Mount Rainier National Park. After all, many of us do not have the time to take on every hike in the park, nor the energy (or the money) to make an expedition to the summit.
Everyone comes to Mount Rainier National Park to see one of the tallest peaks in the United States, but while visiting, the Grove of the Patriarchs is a must-see. This stroll along the Ohanapecosh River runs through a thick forest full of huge trees. Some of these trees are over 1000 years old!
This shaded, easy hike is fantastic for families with kids or adults of all ages. It even includes a suspension bridge, a boardwalk and a place to hang out and relax along the river.
If you are headed to Mount Rainier National Park, make sure you take the time to visit this incredible concentration of giant trees!
Given the small size of the park, the sheer number of North Cascades National Park campgrounds really is amazing. There are so many to choose from. While many are accessible by car, there are also a number of options that are accessible only by boat or after a short hike. Whatever your method of travel, you will be camping in one of the most beautiful parts of the country!
It’s really hard to decide what the best campground in North Cascades National Park is for you, but our hope is that this guide will help you decide what to do.
Of all the great hikes in Mount Rainier National Park, the Skyline Trail to Panorama Point is, in our opinion, one of the best hikes in Mount Rainier. Starting near the Henry M. Jackson Visitor Center in the Paradise Area, the trail traverses through lush fields of wildflowers, near several running rivers (and waterfalls) and has amazing views of both Mount Rainier and the surrounding peaks.