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Mount Rainier National Park: Van Trump Park

This 4.6-mile round-trip takes an old mountaineers’ route past cascades and through alpine meadows to a classic peak in the shadows of Rainier.

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INFO For information on permits, current trail and camp conditions, and wilderness guidelines, go to nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/wilderness-camping-and-hiking.htm.

PERMIT A wilderness permit is required for all overnight camping in the backcountry. Reservations requests accepted by fax or mail, starting on March 15th of each year ($20/reservation). Download form at nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/wilderness-reservation-information.htm.

CONTACT Mt. Rainier National Park, (360) 569-2211; nps.gov/mora

To Trailhead

Take I-5 N to US 12 E to WA 706 E to Nisqually entrance. Follow park road 4 mi. E of Longmire; parking and trailhead on L.

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