Planning a hike on the Wonderland Trail


Mount Rainier's Wonderland Trail Description
Explore the Wonderland Trail by Section
93 miles based on a 10-day itinerary


Wonderland Trail Elevation Profile

Longmire

2700 ft 858 m

Pyramid Creek

3765 ft 1148 m

Devil's Dream

5060 ft 1542 m

South Puyallup River

4000 ft 1219 m

Klapatche Park

5515 ft 1681 m

North Puyallup River

3750 ft 1143 m

Golden Lakes

5130 ft 1564 m

South Mowich River

2605 ft 794 m

Mowich Lake

4929 ft 1502 m

Ipsut Creek Campground

2300 ft 701 m

Carbon River

3195 ft 974 m

Dick Creek

4185 ft 1276 m

Mystic Lake

5570 ft 1698 m

Granite Creek

5765 ft 1756 m

Sunrise Visitor's Center

6400 ft 1951 m

Sunrise Camp

6245 ft 1903 m

White River Campground

4300 ft 1310 m

Fryingpan Creek Trailhead

3800 ft 1158 m

Summerland

5940 ft 1811 m

Indian Bar

5120 ft 1561 m

Nickel Creek

3385 ft 1032 m

Maple Creek

2815 ft 858 m

Box Canyon Trailhead

3300 ft 1006 m

Reflection Lakes Trailhead

4850 ft 1478 m

Paradise River

3805 ft 1160 m

Longmire

2700 ft 858 m

Recommended map and guide books

The best map I've found for the Wonderland Trail is the National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map of Mount Rainier National Park.

It's laminated so it's tough and durable, it has plenty of enough detail for anyone not climbing the mountain, and costs about ten bucks from Amazon.


If you want a printed guidebook for preparing for this hike, a great read is Tami Asars' 2012 book, Hiking the Wonderland Trail: The Complete Guide to Mount Rainier's Premier Trail.

For a guidebook to take on the trail with mile-by-mile notes, Bette Filley's book is the most thorough available. Discovering the Wonders of the Wonderland Trail doesn't seem to be in print this year, but it's readily available used from Amazon and the trail notes are excellent.