Hike of the Day: Skyscraper Mountain in Mount Rainier National Park

Snow-fed cascades, vibrant wildflower meadows, and dizzying Cascade vistas highlight this 7.9-mile out-and-back in Mount Rainier National Park.
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Snow-fed cascades, vibrant wildflower meadows, and dizzying Cascade vistas highlight this 7.9-mile out-and-back in Mount Rainier National Park.

This peak gets extra points for a cool name. At 7,078 feet, Skyscraper Mountain towers over the creeks and valleys of Mount Rainier National Park and offers views to countless Cascade peaks and the park's namesake volcano. See more map details provided by BACKPACKER map contributor and guidebook author Alan Bauer at backpacker.com/hikes/368696.

Kris Wagner, map editor