ElevationAscent: 1,493' 455 m
Descent: -1,485' -453 m
High: 6,765' 2,062 m
Low: 5,451' 1,661 m
GradeAvg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 38% (21°)
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“A popular and easily accessible route, skirting the slopes of Mount Rainier and Paradise Glacier.”— Tom Robson
As one might expect, the closer Skyline brings you to Mount Rainier, the better the views become. Especially if you're interested in getting up close and personal with Paradise Glacier.
Hiking the loop clockwise, the trail climbs 2 miles until reaching Panorama Point, where a toilet is provided for trail users. Past Panorama Point the trail begins its one mile descent to the junction with the Golden Gate Trail. Another 0.75 mile and the Skyline Trail reaches the Stevens-Van Trump Memorial and its junction with the Paradise Glacier Trail. From there it descends into the Paradise Valley, then climbs slightly to Myrtle Falls and finally back to Paradise.
For a shorter version of this loop, take the Golden Gate Trail back to Paradise.
Land Manager: National Park Service - Mount Rainier National Park