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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 ...

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. 17-20. ...

November: Digital Connections

Digital Connections! Exploring how digital engagement enhances visitor experiences and park operations in our second century.  ...

October: Preserving History and Culture

Preserving History and Culture! In honor of the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, we celebrate the National Park Service’s pivotal role in preserving history and culture. ...

September: Welcoming New Audiences in Parks

Welcoming New Audiences in Parks! Inspired by Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) and National Public Lands Day, the NPS welcomes new visitors and stewards to our parks. ...

August: Celebrating 100 Years

Celebrating 100 Years! Parks are encouraged to promote events around our 100th anniversary on August 25th and invite visitors to share what they love about the national parks. ...

July: Every Kid in a Park

Every Kid in a Park! Summer is a perfect time to use Every Kid in a Park (EKiP) passes, and the Department of the Interior will feature NPS engagement with EKiP this month. ...

May: Citizen Science

Citizen Science! The parks will focus on engaging visitors in science, highlighting innovative programs and important research going across the NPS.  ...

April: Find Your Park

Find Your Park! The NPS invites everyone to Find Your Park. Celebrate National Park Week, take part in volunteer projects, and special programs. ...

March: Undiscovered Stories

Undiscovered Stories! Parks will share little-known women’s contributions and achievements, or to promote underutilized areas and visitor experiences. ...

100 Rainier Moments

The possibilities are seemingly endless… Mt. Rainier offers experiences for the young and the young at heart. It yields expansive vistas of ...

June: Great Outdoors Month

Great Outdoors Month! Parks highlight the many ways to enjoy the nature while bringing attention to the contributions of partnerships and volunteers. ...

All Aboard the Bunny Express

Climb aboard living history with a steam train ride through the forest and foothills south of Mt. Rainier followed by ...

Guided Snowshoe Tour and Dinner at Crystal Mountain

January 15, 2015 - 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

December 22, 2014 - 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 Hiking: Palisades Trail

November 24, 2014 - 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 ...

Fall in the Park

October 1, 2014 - 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. ...

REI & Microsoft Teams to Summit Mt. Rainier

August 8, 2014 - Two of the Washington State ’s strongest companies are showing their love for Mount Rainier National Park this weekend. In true partnership, REI and Microsoft both have climbing teams attempting to summit Rainier. ...

EIGHT TOP FALL HIKES

Set against a backdrop of evergreen conifers, vine maples are ablaze with color, larches shine golden and huckleberries are bursting ...

Sunrise Point Photography

Only the views from Paradise can compete with the vistas from Sunrise Point. Sunrise Point is a large parking area ...

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 ...

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