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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. ...

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?  ...
Snow covered Mt 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.  ...
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 ...
Maris Farms pumpkin patch

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.  ...
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.  ...
Happy Girl with Mountain Backdrop

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. ...
Enumclaw Dog Park

Enumclaw Dog Park

Tails are wagging at the opening of a new 2-acre off-leash dog park just minutes from the Enumclaw RV Campground. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...
Headworks Brewery

Headworks Brewery and Tasting Room

Located in historic downtown Enumclaw Headworks Brewery and Tasting Room serves small batches of handcrafted ales with a side of small-town hospitality.  ...
Couple Toasting Summer

Sips and Brews around the Mountain

Where to go for the best sips and brews around the mountain? When it comes to coffee, ciders, craft beer, spirits, and wine there are plenty of options. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...
Avalanche Dogs

Crystal Mountain Avalanche Rescue Dogs

Meet Avalanche Dog Heroes: Piper and Friends, the cutest heroes on the mountain. Recently we had time to connect with Sara Cohen, Program Director for Crystal Mountain Avalanche Rescue Dogs to learn more about the hardest working and cutest canines on the mountain this season. ...
Mountain Out

Is the Mountain Out? Meet Rainier Watch

Is the mountain out? Read the #RainierWatch story and discover an entire gallery dedicated to beautiful Mt. Rainier images. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...
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. ...
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.  ...
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. ...

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 ...

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 ...
View from Sourdough Ridge

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 Ridge 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 ...