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A Dog-Friendly Vacation at Mount Rainier

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. ...
Ann's Fudge

Ann’s Fudge & Bakery

Life in historic downtown Enumclaw is a little sweeter with the delicious assortment of baked goods, lunch, and gourmet fudge at Anns Fudge & Bakery. ...

Attend the Rainier Independent Film Festival

Rainier Independent Film Festival (May 17th - 19th) announces 45+ dynamic films spanning a variety of genres and topics. After a great response last year, we are excited to see the return and expansion of The Student Movie RIFF (TSMR), now in its second year.  ...
Pursuit DIstilling Co

Pursuit Distilling Company

Pursuit Distilling Company in Enumclaw, Washington has a one-of-a-kind still in the PNW, plus a tasting room where visitors can sip, and shop.  ...
Snowshoe 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. ...
River View Cabin

River View Cabin near Crystal Mountain

The River View Cabin offers accommodations for up to six people. The cabin is located on the banks of the White River near Crystal Mountain and Mount Rainier. Guests can enjoy a private hot tub overlooking the river. ...
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.  ...
Cab Ride

Cab Rides at the Mt. Rainier Railroad

Take the ride of your life in the cab of a century-old steam locomotive at the Mt. Rainier Railroad. Learn more about this bucket-list experience. ...
Rusty Plow

Rusty Plow | You Pick Berries

The Rusty Plow is a small farm that offers visitors a "you-pick" blueberry experience during the summer months. Learn more at VisitRainier.com. ...
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. ...

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 ...
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.  ...
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.  ...