Great views of Mt. Rainier from the sunrise entrance of the Park and peak wildflowers!! Go soon before they fade. Although there will be some haze seeing these wildflowers will be well worth it and you see them before the summit of Skyscraper. If you are looking for hikes that are less impacted by the haze we have a list at the of this hike.
|Lupine and Burroughs Mountain in the background|
|Massive field of lupine|
|Mt Rainier from the top|
|View of Skyscraper @ Dennis Long|
|Fagin at the top @ Dennis Long|
|Rock garden @ Dennis Long|
|View of Grand Park @ Dennis Long|
Trail Stats:About 8 miles roundtrip and 1700 foot gain with the ups and downs. Here is the track
Hikes that less impacted by the hazeThe hikes on ridge tops that usually have views will tend to be hazy in many areas. Thus dropping down into valleys, and lake basins will be better. Here are a few.
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