Leaving Panorama Point you will can travel along a path carved into a steep snowfield to the East. This is the “low skyline” route which some consider a short cut. Instead we prefer the more stable footing of the “high skyline trail” to the north. Since it isn’t as steep and or icy than the snowfield. After about a half of a mile, you will loop around and merge into the end of the low skyline route.
Next continue the descent for another half mile to reach the junction for the Golden Gate Trail. Here you have two choices, either take the Golden Gate Trail for a direct route back to the Paradise parking lot. Or stay on the Skyline Trail to Myrtle falls while also seeing the Sluiskin Falls. You will then trek for about half a mile until you reach Paradise Glacier Trail junction.
Paradise Glacier Trail is on your left and is a dead end trail that once had spectacular ice caves. Unfortunately they have since thawed, so you will want to continue South. On this route you will also get to see the Van Trump Monument. Which commemorates the first documented ascent of Mount Rainier in 1870.
Finally you will reach Myrtle Falls where the pavement starts again. From the falls, you’re a close walk to Paradise and the conclusion of our favorite trail in Mt. Rainier National Park.