A visit to the Mt. Rainier region begins with understanding its spectacular geography. The Northwest's #1 natural icon rises majestically, more than a mile and a half above the surrounding mountains. It can be approached through four distinct corridors: the NW Carbon River Area, the NE Sunrise Area, the SW Paradise Area, and the SE White Pass Area.
Each region is home to authentic communities, a gateway to Mount Rainier National Park and a travel route offering unique vacation experiences. The four regions also connect to create a memorable scenic loop around the entire Mt. Rainier region -- a perfect multi-day sightseeing option. With so much to see and do in and around the national park, consider making time to explore each corridor.
Your trip to Mt. Rainier is only a short drive from the metropolitan regions of Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Portland and eastern Washington's Yakima Valley. Both Sea-Tac and Portland International Airports are less than two hours away.
Will your cell phone work in the Mt. Rainier area?
Where to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner.
How to get to Mt. Rainier from Seattle, Portland, Yakima, etc.
Find the answers to all your questions from bringing the pets, to where to stay in the park, to cell phone usage.
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In-depth details about the five Park Regions: Paradise, Longmire, Sunrise, Ohanapeocsh and Carbon River.
Find up to date information on road conditions.
Where to get gas, groceries, gifts and gear.
How to get to Mt. Rainier if you don't have a car.
More sources of information for different areas surrounding the mountain.
Web cams and printable forecasts from around the mountain.
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