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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.  ...

FALL COLOR DISPLAYS

Vine Maple, high elevation huckleberry bushes and Larch (Tamarack) are the main sources of fall color and begin turning in late September. Larch is golden and is visible after much of the other color is gone. It is only found in the Chinook Pass and White Pass areas... ...
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. ...
Frey Family Farm

Frey Family Farm

Frey Family Farm is a certified organic, 40-acre mixed vegetable, berry and hay production farm. that welcomes visitors to stop by and live the farm-life as part of their Mount Rainier vacation.  ...
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 ...
Wonderland Lodge

Wonderland Lodge

This upscale 3-bedroom vacation rental sleeps up to 9 people comfortably, features a hot tub, steam room and is located near the famous Wonderland Trail close to the Crystal Mountain area. ...

Rampart Ridge Trail

Hike along an old lava flow high above the Nisqually River Valley. While the way is mostly forested, there are a couple of decent views along the trail including a pretty awe-inspiring one of the mountain rising above the Kautz Creek valley. ...
Trail leading to Third Burroughs at Mount Rainier National Park

Guided Mount Rainier Area Hikes

Adventures in Seattle provides roundtrip transportation, trailhead permits, lunch for both full day and half day guided Mt. Rainier area hikes.  ...

Shriner Peak

Shriner Peak is a strenuous 8.4-mile roundtrip hike in the Stevens Canyons area of Mount Rainier National Park. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...

Keeper Adventure Tours Reopen!

Northwest Trek's Keeper Adventure Tours reopen August 14th! Now guests can get closer than ever to moose, bison and other animals. Reservations required. Tickets on sale now.  ...
Mt. Rainier above fall colors along the Snow Lake Trail in Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA.

Top Fall Hikes at Mt. Rainier

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

Hike to Bench and Snow Lakes

Hike to two little subalpine lakes tucked within the craggy and spired Tatoosh Range. One sits at the edge of a shelf offering breathtaking views of Mount Rainier—the other lies in a talus-strewn cirque beneath the highest point in the Tatoosh Range. ...
Enumclaw RV

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. ...

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... ...
Wildflower meadow at Paradise, Mount Rainier National Park

Mt. Rainier’s Wildflowers Making Their Colorful Debut

Mt. Rainier, WA. - The Mount Rainier area was voted “Best Wildflower Spot in The United States.” And Mount Rainier’s wildflowers are now making their colorful bloom, welcoming park visitors with a vibrant display of color. ...
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.  ...
Cougar Rock Campground

Cougar Rock Campground

The campground sits at a bend in the road just up from the Nisqually River and, although it is a large facility, its layout gives each site a sense of privacy that is difficult to find in other camping areas of its size. ...

Cody Horse Camp

The Cody Horse Camp is located in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Southeast of Randle, WA and is a developed camp with several trails.  ...
Ashford RV Camping

Ashford RV Camping

The newest RV camping experience is now open and available for visitors in Ashford, Washington just minutes away from the Nisqually Entrance to Mount Rainier National Park.  ...

Carbon River: Northwest Entrance

The Carbon River entrance to Mount Rainier National Park is open year-round to foot traffic, but vehicle access is permitted only to the park entrance, via SR 165 through Wilkeson. ...

The Lodge Near Mt. Rainier

Located just a quarter mile from the Nisqually entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park. The Lodge Near Mt. Rainier offers lodging for groups from 2 to 70+ people! ...

Palisades Lakes

Palisades Lakes is a 7.5-mile roundtrip hike with views of mountains, and alpine lakes in Sunrise, Mt Rainier National Park. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...
Sunrise Day Lodge

Sunrise Day Lodge and Gift Shop

The historic Sunrise Day Lodge sells gifts, books, collectibles, snacks, guides, books and more. Generally open early July to early September.  ...
Myrtle Falls and Mount Rainier

Myrtle Falls

Myrtle Falls offers a stunning viewpoint located only a quarter of a mile from the parking lot at Paradise, Mount Rainier National Park. ...
Grove of the Patriarchs

Grove of the Patriarchs

Grove of the Patriarchs, considered one of the easiest hikes in Mt Rainier National Park, but one of the most memorable. Learn more at VisitRainier.com. ...

Gobblers Knob / Lake George

The old-growth forest along the way is magnificent and Lake George makes for a nice lunch spot; or if you’re inclined to spend the evening—a great camping spot. And the views? Breathtaking to the point that you just may need a little resuscitation! ...
Reflection Lakes

Reflection Lakes at Mount Rainier

One of the most iconic views of Mt. Rainier in the park can be found at Reflection Lakes. Summer and fall, sunrise and sunset, it is perhaps the single most photographed view. ...