A third generation Rainieraholic, the author has been hiking Mount Rainier National Park since the 1960s. She even remembers the now-defunct ice caves at Paradise. Still an active hiker, the author packs a mother lode of "tried-and-true" suggestions and first-hand trail reports into this concise insider's guide. Includes tips for beginning hikers, best day hikes, top waterfall hikes, and best early season hikes. For the experienced hiker, an overview of four of Mount Rainier's fire lookouts is included. Also where you can hike with your dog. A great overview of some of the best trails in one of the nation's most splendid national parks!