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Rainier Reindeer Ranch

Visit the Rainier Reindeer Ranch

With advance reservations, small groups of visitors can tour the Rainier Reindeer Ranch on select dates in November and December.  ...
Naches Peak

Naches Peak

Naches Peak is a popular 4.5 miles roundtrip hike located in the Chinook Pass area, typically snow-free during July-October. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...

Rimrock Lake Fishing

Fishing at Rimrock Lake is best experienced May thru July. Learn more at Visit Rainier.com.  ...

Crystal Mountain Loop

In summer, admire a dazzling array of blossoming wildflowers. Throughout hiking season feast on sweeping horizon-spanning views of majestic Mt Rainier. ...

Laughingwater Creek Trail

Laughingwater Creek Trail is a strenuous 12-miles roundtrip hike in the Cayuse Pass area that requires no forest pass. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...
Reflection Lakes Photo Courtesy Don Jensen

Top 10 Fall Hikes

1)  Reflection Lakes – Moderate | Paradise Area This is a popular hike for many reasons especially on a clear ...
Noble Knob Trail

Noble Knob Trail

Noble Knob Trail is a 4-mile roundtrip trail located in the Chinook Pass area that is dog-friendly. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...

White Pass Scenic Byway

Known as the gateway to recreation in the Central Cascades, the natural and pristine White Pass Scenic Byway winds through the forests of Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams and Mt. Rainier National Park before ascending to the arid landscape of Eastern Washington. ...
LOOP 3: The Road to Paradise

LOOP 3: The Road to Paradise

Experience the grandeur of Mount Rainier. Witness old-growth temperate rainforests, waterfalls, and impressive vistas. Whether you venture and sightsee by car, or choose to get outdoors and enjoy the many stops along the way, it’s all pure Rainier. An excellent introduction to the ...
Picnic Areas at Mount Rainier

Picnics in the Park

Grab your checkered tablecloth, pack your basket and enjoy a meal outdoors at one of Mt. Rainier National Park's four designated picnic areas.  ...

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... ...
Snowplay at Paradise

Paradise Snowplay Area: Sledding & Tubing

Families with children will enjoy the snow play area at Paradise, north of the upper parking lot -- at least five feet of snow are needed before it can open. It is usually open by mid-December. The Snow Play area is the ONLY place in the park where sledding and sliding are permitted. ...
Bunchberry, Canadian Dogwood

Bunchberry, Canadian Dogwood

Bunchberry, Canadian Dogwood, Cornus canadensis is a slow-growing herbaceous subshrub growing 10–20 cm tall, generally forming a carpet-like mat. ...
Butterwort

Butterwort

Pinguicula vulgaris, the Common butterwort, is a perennial carnivorous plant in the Lentibulariaceae family.  ...
Cinquefoil

Fan-Leaf Cinquefoil

Fan-leaf Cinquefoil is common in higher elevation subalpine areas such as the Sunrise area of Mount Rainier National Park.  ...
Alpine Aster

Alpine Aster

The Alpine Aster is a widespread wildflower often found in drier meadows and stony slopes common in the Sunrise area of Mount Rainier National Park. ...
Alpine Phaceliab

Alpine Phaceliab

Alpine Phaceliab is a rare wildflower that grows in the summer season in the Mount Rainier area. Learn more at VisitRainier.com. ...
Coltsfoot

Coltsfoot

Coltsfoot is one of the first wildflowers to be seen during the spring season in the Mount Rainier area.  ...
Arnica, Broadleaf

Arnica, Broadleaf

Broadleaf Arnica is a common subalpine species; it can be found growing alone or in clustered groups formed from spreading rootstock. ...
Columbine

Columbine

Columbine is a subalpine wildflower that grows in the Mount Rainier area. ...

Bracted Lousewort

The Bracted Lousewort also is known as Wood Betony, this is a subalpine wildflower that can be found in the Mount Rainier area.  ...

Buckwheat, Wild

Buckwheat, Wild, there are many varieties of this species but in general, it is a tough perennial herb which forms mats in gravelly soil.  ...
Snowplay

Paradise Snowplay Area: Sledding & Inner Tubing

Families with children will enjoy the snow play area at Paradise, north of the upper parking lot -- at least five feet of snow are needed before it can open. It is usually open by mid-December. The Snow Play area is the ONLY place in the park where sledding and sliding are permitted. ...