Fall Top 10

3-Day Fall Foraging Tour

As summer turns to fall in the Pacific Northwest, it’s the perfect time for a road trip around Mt. Rainier National Park. Not only can you enjoy the scenic splendor of the area’s colorful seasonal foliage and the sight of grazing elk; you can also hunt the hills for wild mushrooms, blueberries and huckleberries with fewer folks on the trails.

Delight in Autumn’s Roadside Show

Mt. Rainier's scenic roads beckon throughout the year, but perhaps there's no more magnificent time for a driving tour of Mt. Rainier than autumn. Roadside views are decorated with leaves of brilliant red, deep...

Celebrate Veteran’s Day with Free Park Entrance

In celebration of Veterans Day, Mount Rainier National Park annually waives entrance fees for all visitors on Veterans' Day. Entrance fee waivers on this holiday have been observed since 2006 and apply to all p...

View Fall Color at Reflection Lakes

As the season turns to fall, Reflection Lakes becomes a mirror of autumn colors with magnificent Mt. Rainier's reflecting in its still waters. For a spectacular setting... to take in the magic of the season at ...

Photograph Fall’s Beauty

As fall arrives at the park, leaves begin to turn, the evenings become brisk and the crowds begin to thin. Autumn at Mount Rainier is a stunning time to visit - and certainly a spectacular time to bring out the...

Take an Elk Bugling Tour at Northwest Trek

Get a rare glimpse into the wild and wonderful world of Roosevelt elk on these special tours during the "rut" or breeding season each September. It's worth an early wake-up for this morning two-hour, naturalist...

Hike the Colorful Skyline Trail

The hike from Paradise to Panorama Point is world-class and a hiker's favorite during the autumn season. View fall foliage up close at points along the trail and enjoy sweeping, panoramic views of the colorful ...

Mushroom Picking

Dozens of good edible mushroom species begin to appear in late summer. Most species need the first fall rains to come before they appear. Some species wait until the first frosts. As is well-known mushrooms can be poisonous, so mushroom hunters need to have positively identified species...

Hunt for Huckleberries

Non-commercial berry picking is allowed within the National Park. Two quarts per person per day of huckleberries, blackberries, thimbleberries and salmonberries may be gathered by hand. This small quantity has been determined to not adversely affect park wildlife...

All Aboard the Peanuts™ Great Pumpkin Patch Express

The fall is a fantastic time to ride the train. Join Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the PEANUTS™ gang aboard The Great Pumpkin Patch Express. Passengers will ride the train and read the book It’s the Gre...