Summer Top 10

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Sightsee on the White Pass and Chinook Scenic Byways

Flanked to the north and south by two nationally recognized scenic byways, take a sightseeing adventure to Mt. Rainier this summer and see the sights from the comfort of your car. The White Pass Scenic Byway s...
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Trek to Silver Falls at Ohanapecosh

For admirers of waterfalls, Silver Falls is one of the park's best. Here's your opportunity for that forest experience of meandering through the tall trees, listening for the roar of the water ever-intensifying...
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Visit the Temperate Rainforest at Carbon River

Located in the extreme northwestern corner of the park, the Carbon River area of the park invites visitors to explore a unique ecosystem -- an inland temperate rainforest. Here processions of moisture-laden clo...
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Walk the Wildflower & Nature Trails at Paradise

They're world renown for a reason. In the summer months, (peak season from mid-July to mid-August) the meadows surrounding Paradise at Mt. Rainier become alive with color and folks come from all over the world ...
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Ride the Mt. Rainier Railroad

It's scenic. It's historical. It's a great experience for train fanatics and anyone who appreciates a beautiful ride through the foothills. Board the Mt. Rainier Railroad in Elbe and take an 18-mile picturesque...
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Discover Picture-Perfect Myrtle Falls

With bigger-than-life Mount Rainier as its backdrop, watch Myrtle Falls as it descends along Edith Creek. It's a classic view - and one of the signature views in Mount Rainier National Park. The falls skip a...
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See New Exhibits at the Sunrise Visitor Center

At an elevation of 6,400 feet, Sunrise is the highest point that can be reached by vehicle at Mount Rainier National Park. The exhibits at the Sunrise Visitor Center tell the story of the Sunrise area of the pa...
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Summit House Dining & Scenic Gondola Rides

Perched atop Crystal Mountain at 6,872 feet, the Summit House serves up breathtaking views and toe-warming treats. Energize your body with hearty soups, chili, gourmet pizzas, pasta, fondue and fresh salads, in...
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Have Brunch at Paradise

Where else can you enjoy a delicious Sunday Brunch, dining in an historic, rustic lodge halfway up a mountain? The Sunday brunch at the Paradise Inn Dining Room is legendary. The locally sourced cuisine rivals ...
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Hike the Sourdough Ridge Trail at Sunrise

Climb into alpine splendor on the family friendly Sourdough Ridge Trail. It's just the trail for those looking to experience the quintessential Sunrise area hike. The trail boasts in-your-face mountain views, a...