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Guided Hike at Crystal Mountain

Guided Hikes at Crystal Mountain

Guided Hikes at Crystal Mountain, summer package includes a hike, scenic gondola ride, and lunch. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...
Stringtown Cellars and Lavendar Farm

Stringtown Cellars and Lavender Farm Holiday Hours

November 23 through December 23, the farm will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come out and see the great selection of Christmas trees! Shop for gifts, taste the wine, and sample the smoked cheese.  ...

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 ...
Copper Creek Exterior with Car Club

Thanksgiving Dinner at Copper Creek Inn

Once you have Thanksgiving dinner at the Copper Creek Inn it may become your new favorite tradition. Celebrate Thanksgiving in the perfect PNW atmosphere. ...

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 ...

Sourdough Ridge

While Paradise with its legendary alpine meadows is the place most first time visitors to Mount Rainier National Park venture to—I prefer to introduce folks to The Mountain at Sunrise. As its name suggests, this is the first place Washington’s iconic peak is touched by sunlight ...

Edith Corbett | 2nd Woman to Summit Rainier

In 1891 becomes second woman to climb Mount Rainier after failed attempt with Fay Fuller a year earlier. Being part of a successful climbing party that included 13-year old Susan Longmire; earning these two women the honors of being the second and third woman to summit the mountain. ...
Sourdough Ride Trail Photo Courtesy Janelle Walker

The Mount Rainier Minute

Welcome to the Mount Rainier Minute, sponsored by Visit Rainier. These 60-second audio files spotlight special events and activities scheduled on and around the mountain each month. For more information on these and other special events be sure to check out our events calendar here ...
Cayuse Pass

Cayuse Pass | SR 123

Cayuse Pass connects to Chinook Pass and White Pass on the east side of Mount Rainier National Park. The Cayuse Pass summit is at the junction of State Routes 123 and 410. The 4,675-foot-high pass is about five miles west of the Chinook Pass summit. Closes during the winter months ...

Hike Pinnacle Peak

It’s a short hike but stiff little climb to this forested knob that rises abruptly out of the surrounding farmed flats just outside of Enumclaw. Once the site of a fire lookout, a contested name, and nearly logged of its old growth in the 1980s, this little peak has a storied past.  ...

Kids’ Quest for Geologic Forces

Follow this Quest to explore the immense forces that build up and tear down great mountains. Witness the results of volcanic eruptions, massive avalanches, moving glaciers, and catastrophic floods, and see the miracle of recovery and re-growth.  ...

Kids’ Quest for Snow

Mount Rainier offers easy access to snow for much of the year. This Quest will help you experience the wonder and pristine scenery of this snowy world. ...

Kids’ Quest for History

At Mount Rainier National Park you can experience the essence of the American West. This Quest will help you explore the history, adventure, nature, and wilderness beauty preserved by one of America’s original western parks. ...

Kids’ Quest for Giants

Mount Rainier National Park preserves some of the last of the Pacific Northwest’s spectacular old growth forests. Follow this Quest to find some of the biggest and oldest members of the plant kingdom and enjoy the beauty of the park’s lush forests. ...

Kids’ Quest for Glaciers

If you are interested in glaciers, Mount Rainier is the place for you! Experience the grandeur of Rainier’s mighty glaciers and learn how the mountain has been shaped by powerful forces of ice and water. ...
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.  ...

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.  ...
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. ...
Hot Air Balloon Ride Near Mt Rainier

Hot Air Balloon Rides Near Mt. Rainier

If you only take one hot air balloon in your life make it one with a view of Mount Rainier. This magical experience is available May 1 thru September 29. ...