Activities

Mount Rainier Institute

Mt. Rainier Institute

Explore old growth forests. Develop science skills. Snowshoe on a volcano! Mt Rainier Institute uses Mt Rainier Nat. Park as an outdoor classroom. ...
Ohanapecosh Visitor Center

Ohanapecosh Visitor Center

Info GPS Coordinates: 46.735942, -121.565875 Phone: (360) 569-6581 | Web Current Hours: May 25 – June 30, 2018 9:00 am – 5:00 pm ...

Snoquera Falls Trail

From high on Dalles Ridge, Snoquera Creek plunges more than 400 feet down a sheer rock face. Resembling a scene straight out of Yosemite Valley, Snoquera Falls are indeed a sensational sight. But there’s a catch. If you do this hike late in the summer after a long dry stretch, the ...
Noble Knob View

Doe Falls via Suntop

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Distance: 7.25 mi RT Duration: 4 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate ...
Kautz Creek

Kautz Creek at Mt. Rainier National Park

This route via the Kautz Creek Trail takes you up and along a knolled high ridge shrouded in alpine meadows. In season flowers and huckleberries are bountiful.  ...

Skookum Flats

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Distance: 4.2 or 7.8 mi RT Duration: 2 or 4 ...
Denman Falls

Denman Falls

Area: Westside Road Hike Type: Waterfall Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 16.3 mi RT Duration: 7.5-8 hrs Difficulty Level: Strenuous ...

Silver Falls Loop

Careening over a series of ledges before plunging 40 feet into a deep blue pool, Silver Falls is a dramatic sight. And it’s easily accessible. A very short trail leads to it from SR 123. But the best way to experience ...
Wildflowers

New Visit Rainier SUMMER Vacation Planners

The new Visit Rainier 2018 Summer Vacation Planners are available now, download your free copy today. With information on lodging, dining, and activities these resources will help you plan an epic summer vacation! ...

Chinook Mountain Outfitters

Ride with us through the solitude and spectacular scenery of the Cascade Range in the Norse Peak Wilderness and Wenatchee ...
Crystal Mountain Resort

Crystal Mountain Resort a PNW Winter Playground

Crystal Mountain is a world class ski resort, rated by SKIING magazine as the #7 ski resort in North America. Experienced skiers are drawn to the expert runs comprising nearly half of the terrain... ...

LOOP 1: Circle Mt. Rainier Drive

Drive the route encircling Mt. Rainier and discover all corners of this majestic national park. Explore rural and friendly mountain communities and discover the dramatic and rugged beauty of this wilderness area. Spend time at each of the four entrances to the park getting to know ...

NEW Visit Rainier Spring Vacation Planners

Download your free spring vacation planner for information on dining, lodging, attractions, and special events. These free travel planners help you have an epic spring vacation at Mt. Rainier. You've seen the postcards. Now make the memories! Is this the year you Rainier?  ...

Reflection Lakes Loop Snowshoe

Area: Paradise Starting Point: Paradise Distance: 6 miles, RT  Duration: 5-6 hrs Difficulty Level: Easy Elevation Start: 4,400 ft Elevation ...

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. ...

Ranger-Led Snowshoe Walks At Paradise

Guided snowshoe walks are daily December 23, 2017, through January 1, 2018. Walks start at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Walks are snowfall dependent. ...

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. ...
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. ...

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 ...
Reflection Lakes

Reflection Lakes at Mount Rainier

Area: Paradise Hike Type: Wildflower views Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 2.75 mi Loop Duration: 2-3 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate ...

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... ...

Twin Sisters Lakes

This fairly easy hike to two beautiful lakes in the heart of the William O Douglas Wilderness is perfect for adventurers young and old alike. Set on a pumiced plateau pockmarked with hundreds of small lakes and adorned with ancient cinder cone volcanoes, the Twin Lakes also make for ...

Eastside Trail – Lower

One of the longest trails within Mount Rainier National Park, the Eastside Trail is also one of the park’s quieter trails. Spanning the park’s eastern reaches from Chinook Pass to the Ohanapecosh Campground, the Eastside Trail traverses alpine meadows, primeval forest and a valley ...

Cowiche Mountain

Hike to the top of a broad windswept ridge savoring sunshine and sweeping views. Centerpiece to an old cattle ranch transformed into a nature preserve, wildlife and wildflowers are prolific on Cowiche Mountain. ...

Kids’ Trek at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

At Northwest Trek, discover Kids' Trek - one of the largest outdoor playgrounds in Washington. Unlike any play area in the Puget Sound region, it is designed to stimulate imaginations, encourage exploration and immerse kids in the world around them in a fun way.  ...

Indian Thistle

Cirsium edule, the edible thistle or Indian thistle, is a species of thistle in the genus Cirsium, native to western North America from ...

Columbian Lewisia

Lewisia columbiana is a species of flowering plant in the purslane family known by the common name Columbian lewisia. It ...

Yellow Fritillary

Fritillaria pudica (yellow fritillary) is a small plant found in the sagebrush country in the western United States (Idaho, Montana, ...

Tolmie’s Saxifrage

Micranthes tolmiei is a species of flowering plant known by the common name Tolmie’s saxifrage, or Tolmie’s alpine saxifrage. It ...

Ocean Spray

Holodiscus discolor, commonly known as ocean spray or oceanspray, creambush or ironwood, is a shrub of western North America. It is common in the ...

Rein Orchid

Piperia is a genus of the orchid family Orchidaceae. These plants are known as rein orchids. They are native to ...

Gray’s Licorice Root

Ligusticum grayi is a species of flowering plant in the carrot family known by the common name Gray’s licorice-root. It ...

Rosy Twisted Stalk

Streptopus lanceolatus (rose twisted stalk, rosybells, rose mandarin, scootberry, liverberry, rose-bellwort), is an understory perennial plant native to the forests of ...

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