Camp 303, is a logging-inspired custom-built cabin near Mount Rainier that is loaded with amenities, charm, and comfort. The cabin has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, so everyone has their own space. There is a cozy gas fireplace and heat pump that keeps you comfortable year-round, WiFi to keep you connected, a laundry room for convenience, board games, a campfire pit, and a covered hot tub for loads of fun. The cabins are equipped with Ring doorbell cameras.
There are so many hikes to enjoy within the park, that it is hard to find the right one. Mount Rainier National Park does not allow dogs on the trails within the park, there are also great options if you find yourself at Mount Rainier on a very busy day. The following are just a few of the hikes you might try.
Lower Kautz. Located just 3.3 miles from the entrance, this trail has a great view of Success Peak, and Mount Rainier. Enjoy the Kautz Creek trail as it winds up the mountain fairly level up to the new mini canyon crossings.
Twin Firs Loop. Located 4.4 miles from the entrance, this short four-tenths-of-a-mile loop trail is perfect for everyone. Twin Firs is a Treasure at Mount Rainier with its Old Growth Forest Canopy and moist environment all year round.
Trail of the Shadows. Located across the parking lot of the National Park Inn, Just 6.3 miles from the entrance. Pick up the self interpret pamphlet at the entrance. This trail is full of beauty and history forming a loop around the original James Longmire family homestead claim. The Longmire family found bubbling minerals in this area and believed that it was a source of healing. Do this hike counterclockwise to see the minerals still bubbling in a rock pool. Pass by a small cabin built in 1888 by Longmire’s son, a mineral bathing area, and as you hike toward the back of the loop look in the meadow for more signs of a mineral presence.
Nisqually Vista Loop. This trail is located just behind the Jackson Visitor Center. It is a 1-mile loop, relatively easy. From this trail, you will view the snout of the Nisqually Glacier educational interpretive signs. There is an awesome rock right along the trail for children.
Myrtle Falls. Entering the Skyline Trail from the right new Paradise Inn, you can follow this up for 1/2 of a mile where you will view the Paradise Valle, Sluskin Falls across to Mazama Ridge, and the beautiful flowing Myrtle flowing from Edith Creek.
Bench and Snow Lakes. 2.5 miles round trip. There are two lakes on one trail. This hiking trail has gradual ups and downs crossing low ridges. You reach Bench Lake after only 3/4 of a mile and in another 1/2 mile, you reach Snow Lake. To access this hiking trail follow the main road past the Paradise area of the park towards Reflection Lakes. Here you will find this trailhead 1 1/2 miles east of Reflection Lakes.
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