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Mt. Rainier above fall colors along the Snow Lake Trail in Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA.

Top 10 Wildflower Hikes

Mt. Rainier wildflower meadows are a phenomenon you must see to believe. Learn more about the Top 10 Wildflower Hikes in the Mt. Rainier region.  ...
Red gondola going up the snow covered mountain

Scenic Gondola Rides

Skiers, riders, and foot passengers can all take a ride to the Crystal Mountain summit for captivating mountain views, a delectable meal at the Summit House restaurant or to drop back into the vast terrain that plunges below the ridgeline.   ...
Happy Ladies at Sunrise, Photo Courtesy JJ

Girlfriend’s Guide to Glamping Around Mt. Rainier

Interested in glamping, or glamour camping, in the scenic Mt. Rainier region this summer or fall? Then round up your gal pals for this two day glamping getaway filled with hidden gems around Mt. Rainier.  ...

Parkwide Fire Ban goes into effect July 23, 2021 

Beginning Friday, July 23, 2021 until rescinded, Mount Rainier National Park will implement a parkwide fire ban for all campfires and the ignition of wood, briquettes, or any fuel in fire pits, fire pans, and barbeque grills. ...

Mowich Lake Campground

It is absolutely worth whatever effort it takes to get to Mowich Lake. This campground is one of the most scenic locations in a park that is filled with awesome vistas, and the crystal-clear water can be downright hypnotizing.  ...

Family Fun: Crystal Mt. & Sunrise

For a fun, family-friendly adventure on the quieter eastern flank of Mt. Rainier, you and the kids can pack up and head to Crystal Mountain and Sunrise.  ...
Challenge Course at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Zip Wild! at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

At Zip Wild Deep Forest Challenge, five exhilarating zipline courses run through our breathtaking tree canopy. Soar along each zipline, then walk, climb, crawl or clamber over obstacles in between. All courses are different, but all take mental toughness and physical agility. ...
Mt. Rainier and Alpine Meadow

48 Hours at Mt. Rainier

If you have two days to spend on and around Mt. Rainier, you still won’t see and do everything, but you can get a good taste of this very popular attraction.  ...
Adventure Solo Camper

NEW Adventure Solo Camper Near Mt. Rainier

The Adventure Solo Camper offers a rustic glamping experience for one. The camper offers a guest access to running potable water, WIFI, and full bathroom with toilet, tub and shower.  ...
Third Burroughs Mountain

Third Burroughs Mountain

Third Burroughs Mountain is a strenuous 9-mile (roundtrip) hike in the Sunrise area of Mount Rainier National Park.  ...
Sheep Lake / Sourdough Gap hike

Sheep Lake / Sourdough Gap

Head out on an easy two-mile stretch of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) relishing in sweeping views and dazzling wildflowers.  ...

Sunrise Rim Trail

Sunrise Rim Trail is a 5-mile loop trail with mountain views in the Sunrise area of Mt. Rainier National Park. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...

Spray Park Trail

If you love the flowered meadows so well known at Paradise on Mt. Rainier's south side, you'll be ecstatic upon discovering Spray Park, on the mountain's northwest side. ...
Horseshoe Lake and Mount Rainier as seen from Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Northwest Trek is a 725-acre wildlife park tucked away in the forest near Mt. Rainier. Unlike any play area in the Puget Sound region, it is designed to stimulate imaginations, encourage exploration, connect folks with wildlife and immerse kids in nature. ...
Mt. Rainier Gondola at Crystal Mountain

Scenic Gondola Rides

Get whisked away on a scenic ride up to the summit of Crystal Mountain and breathtaking Mt. Rainier views. ...
White River Campground

White River Campground

Whether you are a climber heading for the high alpine air, or a hiker with an eye to the variety of excellent trails in the surrounding area, this is your base camp. Stunning vistas and visitor amenities at Sunrise are just up the road. ...
Little White Church

Elbe

Explore Elbe, Washington the small town with a big history in trains and timber! Located only 13 miles from the entrance to Mount Rainier National Park.  ...
At the Summit of the Alta Vista Trail © Carrie Uffindell

48 Hours With the Family at Paradise

Families craving a two-day getaway around Mt. Rainier can head to Paradise, located on the mountain’s southern flank in Mt. Rainier National Park. One of the oldest and most dramatic areas in the park... ...
Greenwater Outfitters Exterior

Greenwater Outfitters

Located along the Chinook Scenic Byway, Greenwater Outfitters is a shop, deli, and coffee/ice cream shop. ...
High Rock Lookout

High Rock Lookout

Perched at an elevation of 5,685 feet on an exposed summit the hike to the High Rock Lookout Tower offers dramatic views.  ...

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 ...
The Trailhead Bar & Grill exterior

The Trailhead Bar & Grill Now Open

Newly opened, the Trailhead Bar & Grill offers elevated pub food: Whiskey Burger, elk burger, street tacos, nachos, and housemade dressings and sauces. Exclusively for 21 and older. ...
Enumclaw RV Campground

Enumclaw RV Campground

Located at the Enumclaw Expo Center, with easy access to SR 410, this campground offers 28 year-round paved sites with access to electrical and water. ...
Mason Jar Farm entrance

Mason Jar Farm

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and stay at a humble working farm in the foothills of the Cascades with a view of Mount Rainier. ...

Carbon River Road

Carbon River Road is open to bicycle and foot traffic only. Read the full story for route changes due to the Spiketon Creek Bridge closure impacting the route to the Carbon River Entrance. ...
Outdoor hot tub with river view at The River House

The River House

The River House is a 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom vacation rental that accommodates up to 6 guests. The rental features a wood-burning fireplace, hot tub, and view of the Nisqually River. Available for guests year-round.  ...
Altimeter Cabin exterior

Altimeter Cabin and Event Venue

Altimeter Cabin accommodates up to 4 people. The cabin has a well-equipped kitchen, private hot tub, free wi-fi, and outdoor firepit. The open-beam log cabin with hearth and wood stove offers a rustic yet elegant atmosphere. Located a short 5 minute drive to Mt. Rainier National Park ...
Almost Paradise Exterior Courtesy Walter Dorsett

Almost Paradise Lodging

Almost Paradise Lodging offers 7 cabins and vacation homes available year-round in Ashford, WASH 5 miles from the entrance to Mt Rainier National Park. Call 360-569-2540 for reservations. ...
Mountain Meadows Bed and Breakfast

Mountain Meadows Inn and Chalet

Mountain Meadows Inn and Chalet are located in a relaxing park-like area on 10 acres of forest near Mount Rainier National Park. Their 3 separate suites each have a kitchenette, Direct TV, and bathroom. All suites have wi-fi. ...
Waterfall

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 ...