The "balcony" on the way up has a better Panoramic view, but good views of Rainier on top. Not a great, pretty hike up, but still worth doing. Far west part of the summit has a somewhat dubious perch for hanging out if one is so inclined.
Went with Druksel Dorji and Elly whom I used to work with, then later with my sister and step-grndfather. Good consistent gradient which steepens about 1/2 mile short of the top to let you know you are nearing the upper reaches, and in my experience there is usually snow on the upper portion until June at least.