Visit Rainier Blog

5.31.16 Hike of the Week: Silver Falls Loop

Careening over a series of ledges before plunging 40 feet into a deep blue pool, Silver Falls is a dramatic sight. And it’s easily accessible. A very short trail leads to it from SR 123. But the best way to experience... ...
Wildflowers

New Visit Rainier SUMMER Vacation Planners

The new Visit Rainier 2018 Summer Vacation Planners are available now, download your free copy today. With information on lodging, dining, and activities these resources will help you plan an epic summer vacation! ...
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 ...
River View Cabin Exterior

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. ...
Spring Family Fun

What to do with kids this spring near Mt. Rainier?

Of course, any time of year will provide visitors with a remarkable experience, but spring brings surprises and changes as the mountain and surrounding area transition from a long winter. Plus, don’t tell anyone else, you’ll find fewer crowds, giving you more space to take-in ...

Crystal Mountain Skiing ⛷ | Local Lens Seattle

No trip to Washington State is complete without a Mount Rainier experience! Local Lens Seattle went to Crystal Mountain (Washington’s largest ski resort) to try and learn how to ski. They had the best time enjoying the winter-playground for skiers, and non-skiers alike. Watch more ...

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?  ...

Can you access Grove of the Patriarchs in the winter?

The access road, Highway 123, is closed at the park boundary. The only way to access the Grove is to either walk up the closed road to the Stevens Canyon entrance or take the Silver Falls Trail from Ohanapecosh to the falls.  ...
Nomad PNW

Nomad PNW Cafe and Coffee Shop

Nomad PNW is a cafe and coffee shop near the Carbon River entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park. Visitors can expect mouthwatering pastries, delicious empanadas, along with epic coffee, and tea.  ...

Ranger-Led Snowshoe Walks At Paradise

Guided snowshoe walks are daily December 23, 2017, through January 1, 2018. Walks start at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Walks are snowfall dependent. ...
Plateau Wine and Tapas

Plateau Wine and Tapas in Enumclaw

More than a wine store, Plateau Wines and Tapas offers good wine, delicious food, and yet another incredible retail experience in the heart of downtown Enumclaw. ...
Winter Vacation Planners

Mt Rainier National Park Announces Winter Operating Hours

Beginning Friday, December 22, the Henry M. Jackson Memorial Visitor Center at Paradise is open throughout the winter on Fridays through Sundays, from 10:00 am to 4:15 pm. In addition, this visitor center will be open December 25-January 1, January 15, and February 19.  ...
Twelve Course Bubbly Dinner

Twelve Course Bubbly Dinner

Dec. 28, enjoy a twelve-course bubbly dinner with local NW seafood, local beef, house charcuterie, and decadent desserts. ...
Stringtown Cellars and Lavendar Farm

Stringtown Cellars and Lavender Farm Holiday Hours

November 24 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.  ...

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. 17-20. ...

Video: The Bucket List

Follow the stories of people whose lives have been changed by The Mountain as we highlight colorful characters and personalities of Mt. Rainier. This time we're featuring old friends reconnecting during a trip to Mt. Rainier. ...
Help Out Half Off

Help Out for Half Off at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

This November, visitors who bring two or more food items when they visit Northwest Trek Wildlife Park will get a great discount – and the knowledge they’ll be making a much-needed donation to the Emergency Food Network ...

Traveler Advisory: Detour on US-12 West of the Rimrock Tunnel

US 12 White Pass milepost 151 to 166 Paving: Monday through Friday, traffic should be prepared for alternating one-way traffic control in three separate locations during daytime hours from milepost 166 near Rimrock to milepost 151 near White Pass.  ...

Video: People of Rainier – Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa

Here we get to know Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa who grew up in the mountains of Nepal and moved to the Rainier region in 2008. He has climbed Everest 15 times - including a speed record of under 11 hours - and has summited Mount Rainier 94 times...and counting.  ...

Cayuse Pass | SR 123

THIS ROAD IS CLOSED.

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 ...
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. ...