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Lynx on Exhibit at Northwest Trek

NORTHWEST TREK WILDLIFE PARK NEWS

Wild Walk and Wild Drive tours continue, New Lynx together on exhibit for the first time, and more news from Northwest Trek Wildlife Park.  ...

Mount Rainier National Park News

Important news from Mount Rainier National Park, Paradise and Sunrise are open, expect winter hiking conditions at higher elevations. ...

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. ...

Skate Creek Road Now Open for the Season

Forest Road 52, also known as Skate Creek Road, travels east to west, between Packwood and Elbe. In the winter months, FR 52 is often gated closed when the snow gets too deep to drive safely. Open for the season effective 05/15/20. ...
Enumclaw Golf Course

Enumclaw Golf Course

The Enumclaw Golf Course is an 18-hole facility that meanders through tall pines in one of the Northwest's most beautiful golf settings below Mt. Rainer. ...
Rainier Reindeer Ranch

Visit the Rainier Reindeer Ranch

With advance reservations, small groups of visitors can tour the Rainier Reindeer Ranch on select dates in November and December.  ...
Dog Friendly

Mt. Rainier With Dogs

When it comes to planning your summer adventures at the mountain we know your fur babies like vacations too. Get a free copy of our new travel guide for a list of the dog-friendly places to stay, play, and hike this summer. ...

Mt Rainier National Park Reopens

Mt Rainier National Park Reopens After February Mudslides Blocked Access. Park welcomes visitors after an over two-week closure at the Nisqually Entrance near Ashford. ...
A man Snowshoeing at Paradise

Ranger-Led Snowshoe Walks At Paradise

Guided snowshoe walks are weekends mid-December through March. Walks start at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Walks are snowfall dependent. ...

SR 410 reopened between Enumclaw and Crystal Mountain

SR 410 between Enumclaw and Crystal Mountain will open at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10 after slides and water over the road led to closures last week. Crews will continue monitoring and clearing ditches, so please slow down and expect alternating traffic at times. ...
Weddings at Crystal Mountain Resort

10 Places to Tie the Knot at Rainier

From the breathtaking scenery at Mount Rainier National Park, to the stunning backdrops at Crystal Mountain, to an intimate ceremony in a forest, or next to a quiet mountain stream. Couples can choose from a historic church, a century old steam train, a posh woodland spa or a charming ...

Hike Green Lake

Roam through miles of some of the largest and oldest trees in Mount Rainier National Park to a placid lake and a stunning waterfall. ...

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?  ...
Sledders at Paradise Snowplay

Paradise Snowplay Area: Sledding & Tubing

Families with children will enjoy the snow play area at Paradise, north of the upper parking lot -- at least five feet of snow is needed before it can open. The Snow Play area is the ONLY place in the park where sledding and sliding are permitted. Trees, tree wells, and cliffs make ...

Hike Cora Lake

It’s a mere .7 mile hike along Big Creek through groves of big trees to this pretty lake tucked in a cirque beneath the serrated Sawtooth Ridge. The easiest hike in this jagged cluster of peaks just south of Mount Rainier National Park;  ...
Accessible

Mount Rainier Accessible Tourism

Get practical travel tips and discover the wheelchair-accessible lodging, attractions, and areas to visit in the Mount Rainier region in the new accessible travel guide from Visit Rainier.  ...

Attend the Rainier Independent Film Festival

The Rainier Independent Film Festival May 15th – 17th, 2020. is dedicated to providing true Independent Filmmakers a venue to have their films screened in the tranquil area surrounding Mount Rainier.  ...
Stained Glass

Tipsoo Lake Dazzles in Stained Glass

Stained glass artist Steve Burnett shares his story behind his beautiful three-panel mural which includes a scene inspired by subalpine Tipsoo Lake.  ...
Carlson Block Historical Photo

The Carlson Block | Wood Fired Artisan Pizza

Exploring the Carbon River area of Mount Rainier National Park? Bring your appetite because in the small town of Wilkeson there's big flavor to be found at the Carlson Block.  ...
Roadwork on SR 7 North of Alder

Temporary speed limit change in place for SR 7 north of Alder

The Washington State Department of Transportation has temporarily reduced the speed limit on a section of State Route 7 north of Alder while crews monitor a hillside adjacent to the highway. Crews will replace existing 50 mile-per-hour speed limit signs with 25 mile-per-hour speed ...
Mount Rainier as seen from Enumclaw

Fall Wine Walk

Come to historic downtown Enumclaw for a cool autumn night of wine tasting and shopping with friends. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...
Old Calico Workshop

Old Calico Workshop

For decades, visitors driving through Elbe, Washington on summer weekend often hear the sound of a steam engine chuffing or ...