The 'Best Easy Day Hikes' series by Falcon Guides has quite a few in it. All of them showcase the "best" (and easier) hikes in a particular National Park. I have found over the years that if visiting a park for the first time get one of the "Best" guides. You won't overwhelmed by the choices in the bigger book Falcon makes as well. The Rainier one covers all sides of the park so that even on a one day trip you can see a number of great spots - from Sunrise (Fremont Lookout!) to Paradise (Anyone can get to Edith Basin on a paved trail for a view of the Mt. in your face) and such gems as Snow Lake on Steve Canyons Rd and the loop at Chinook Pass around Naches Peak (part of the hike is on the PCT). Only disclaimer: Due to the horrid weather/flooding at Rainier the past couple years be sure to call or visit the park's website for up-to-date road and trail info before you head out. Areas such as Carbon River that were once a mecca for day visitors are now a long walk in due to destroyed roads. As well, the front country campgrounds at Ipsuit Creek and Sunshine Point no longer exist for cars due to said flooding.
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