Spring Top 10

Celebrate National Park Week

It's a Presidentially proclaimed time to celebrate the diversity, beauty, and history found in our national park system. During this week each year in mid-April, entrance fees are waived for all visitors. Visit...

Bike the Carbon River Road

Explore a unique ecosystem within the park - an inland temperate rainforest - and do it on the back of a bike. Although the Carbon River Entrance of the Park is the closest entrance to major population centers,...
Bison at Northwest Trek and Wildlife Park

Meet the Wildlife at Northwest Trek

Experience captivating Northwest wildlife. Along the beautiful, winding walking trails at Northwest Trek, view over 200 North American animals, representing over 30 species. The varied habitats of Northwest Tre...

Take the Gondola to Crystal Mountain’s Summit

Cruise over mountain meadows and babbling brooks on a ride up Crystal Mountain from the comfort of a fully-enclosed gondola. Skiers and foot passengers can all take a ride to the Crystal Mountain summit for cap...

Take a Drive Along a Scenic Byway

An incredible opportunity to experience the beauty surrounding Mt. Rainier, take a journey along the Chinook Byway to the north and along White Pass Scenic Byway to the south. These two nationally recognized by...

Catch a Trout at Mineral Lake

Touted as one of the best trout fishing lakes in Western Washington, Mineral Lake is no secret to many anglers. With over 100,000 fingerling rainbow trout planted each year, it's no wonder why it's regularly li...

Go Lowland Hiking | Top 10 Spring Hikes

By the time spring rolls around we are glad to see the snow melt. Though the snowy high country is sublime our hearts begin to yearn for that first long trill of a Varied Thrush, the pink flash of a salmonberry...

Stretch Winter With Spring Skiing

Welcome the season of warmer temps and fewer layers.... For those skiers itching to get in a few more runs before the gear is stowed away for the season, the Mt. Rainier area is home to Crystal Mountain Resort,...

Admire the Waterfalls

The waterfalls of Mt. Rainier are nothing short of spectacular and the snowmelt during spring offers the best opportunity to view the falls at their peak. Driving to Paradise and just a short walk from their re...

Take a Train Ride through the Foothills

All Aboard! Gain a new perspective of the Mount Rainier foothills on a vintage logging locomotive ride with the Mt. Rainier Railroad. Journey 18 miles along the countryside near the mountain and let the rhythm ...