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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 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. ...
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;  ...

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 ...
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.  ...
Maris Farms

Maris Farms in Buckley

Fall color in the pumpkin patch, hayrides, cute farm animals all make for Instagram worthy scenes at Maris Farms. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...
Bald Eagle at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

EAGLE PASSAGE OPENS AT NORTHWEST TREK WILDLIFE PARK AUG. 3

EAGLE PASSAGE OPENS AT NORTHWEST TREK WILDLIFE PARK AUG. 3. Bald eagles – the American icon saved from extinction – are the stars in this brand-new immersive, interactive habitat. The eagles have landed at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. ...
Rainier Wine Festival at Alpine Inn

Mt. Rainier Wine Festival

July 6, 2019, is the 10th Annual Mt. Rainier Wine Festival! Enjoy a variety of wines from local Washington based ...
Paradise Village

Paradise Village Restaurant

The new Paradise Village Restaurant located in Ashford, Washington near the Nisqually Entrance to Mount Rainier National Park is now open 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Monday-Saturday.  ...
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.  ...
Happy Girl and her Mountain Courtesy Kelly Selzer

7 Kid-Friendly Waterfall Hikes

If you're wondering which trails are kid-friendly and lead to see waterfalls check out this list 7 kid-friendly waterfall hikes in the Mount Rainier region.  ...
Thunder Dome Car Museum

Thunder Dome Car Museum

The new Thunder Dome Car Museum has a dazzling collection of classic American muscle cars, vintage sports cars, and exotic imports. Opens May 29th, 2019. ...
Northwest Trek Sensory Inclusive

New Sensory Inclusive | Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium each recently earned prestigious designation as “sensory inclusive” sites from a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness, acceptance and inclusion for people with autism and other special needs. ...