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100 Rainier Moments

Mt. Rainier offers experiences for the young and the young at heart, read the full story for 100 Rainier Moments at VisitRainier.com.  ...

Fall Hiking: Palisades Trail

Described by mountain biking site Singletracks as “having it all,” a fall trip on Palisades Trail #1198 offers something for hikers, bikers and budding mycologists alike: thickly forested hills, breath-taking panoramas, tight switchbacks, water features and ...
Holiday Festival of Arts and Gifts

Enumclaw Festival of Crafts & Gifts

The Enumclaw Festival of Crafts and Gifts highlights items by local artisans, crafters, and vendors. Bring your camera for a selfie with Santa Nov. 16-18. ...
High Visitation

High Visitation Expected Throughout the Summer

Visitors to Mount Rainier National Park are encouraged to visit on weekdays and arrive in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid long waits at entrances and move easily to find a parking spot.  ...
Snoquera Falls

Lowland Hiking: Snoquera Falls

If you don't have a whole day for hiking, then head for the Snoquera Falls Trail (#1167), a nice hike that is best in April or May, when spring rain and snowmelt make the falls spectacular. Family-friendly and Dog-friendly trail.  ...
Ricksecker Point Road

Ricksecker Point Road

Ricksecker Point Road - This one-way road begins 6 miles (9.7 km) east of Longmire and offers fantastic views of Mount Rainier, Nisqually Valley, and the Tatoosh Range. The Ricksecker Point Road is open for the summer season effective May 10, 2018. This road is located inside Mount ...

10 Ways To Experience Mt. Rainier This Spring

Spring is a time of transition. The snow melts and waterfalls start to roar. Roads reopen and restore access to increased areas of Mt. Rainier National park and regional trails. Beat the crowds of summer and book a refreshing getaway to the Mt. Rainier this season. Read our list below ...
Mt Rainier Photo Courtesy Janelle Walker

Spring Vacation in the Mt. Rainier Area

Springtime in the Mt. Rainier area means roaring waterfalls as the snow begins to melt. Spring brings the cure to cabin fever as the trails at lower elevations can be hiked. Spring means a refreshing bike ride along the Carbon River, and the opportunity to get in some early spring ...
National Park Inn Restaurant

National Park Inn Restaurant

This inviting, family-style dining room at Longmire in the Park is open year round and offers hearty meal selections (vegetarian ...

Elbe

Enjoy Elbe! At the junction of Highway 7 and Highway 706, Elbe is best known for the home of the ...
SnowshowTour

Guided Snowshoe Tour and Dinner at Crystal Mountain

Our charismatic guides, Dan, Jeff, and Wendy entertained us with stories of wildlife sightings, Sasquatch inquiries and avalanches. They were well versed in mountain culture, and worked to ensure everyone had a safe, comfortable hike as Dan led us to a waterfall... ...

Go for a Keeper Tour at Northwest Trek

The quiet vocalizations made by a contented moose are both unexpected and charming. In order to be privy to these rare sounds, one needs to be closer than the average viewer. The same holds true for the distinctive scent of bison and big horned sheep, and ...

Fall in the Park

Slowly but surely, fall has slowly begun to take hold at the park. Leaves are beginning to turn, the evenings become brisk, and the crowds begin to thin. Autumn at Mount Rainier; it's simply a stunning time to visit the park. ...

Winter Camping at Mt. Rainier

Winter camping provides a completely different spin on most visitors camping experience at Mount Rainier. In winter yes, obviously it’s ...

A Family Day Spent at Paradise

In winter, the Henry M. Jackson Memorial Visitor Center in Mt. Rainier National Park offers many great family-friendly activities, from ...

A Visit to the Oak Creek Elk Feeding Area

Every day from mid-December to early March visitors can drop by the feeding area to watch hundreds of Rocky Mountain Elk during the supplemental winter feeding program. ...

Road Trip: Mt. Rainier

Hit the road and see the sights in and around Mt. Rainier. Choose from four loops, all of which can ...