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Places and Attractions

Horseshoe Lake and Mount Rainier as seen from Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Northwest Trek is a 725-acre wildlife park tucked away in the forest near Mt. Rainier. Unlike any play area in the Puget Sound region, it is designed to stimulate imaginations, encourage exploration, connect folks with wildlife and immerse kids in nature. ...
Myrtle Falls and Mount Rainier

Myrtle Falls

Myrtle Falls offers a stunning viewpoint located only a quarter of a mile from the parking lot at Paradise, Mount Rainier National Park. ...

Mt. Rainier Railroad & Logging Museum

The Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum are closed for 2020. Historically the railroad operated steam train rides that travel 14 miles between the towns of Elbe and Mineral near Washington State’s Mt. Rainier National Park.  ...

Tipsoo Lake Photography

This easily accessible lake lies just below Chinook Pass along Highway 410 and offers visitors abundant parking for views to ...
Christine Falls

Christine Falls

Some of the prettiest and most easily accessible falls in Mt. Rainier National Park, Christine Falls offers a charming intimate ...

Mowich Lake Fishing

Fishing at Mowich Lake, the largest lake in Mount Rainier National Park can be fished from the shoreline or a float tube.  ...

Packwood Lake Fishing

Located inside the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Packwood Lake is 110 feet deep and contains wild rainbow trout. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...

Narada Falls

To visit Narada Falls from the Nisqually Entrance to the park, follow the road 14 miles to a signed viewpoint and parking lot. Follow a short trail for full views of the falls. ...
Crystal Mountain photo courtesy Jason Anglin

Crystal Mountain

Crystal Mountain Resort offers scenic gondola rides, dining, and shopping with a host of summer and winter activities. Crystal Mountain is located in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, with lodging options within walking distance.  ...

Snoquera Falls

At 400 feet, Snoquera Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls on the north side of Mt. Rainier National Park. ...
Wellspring Spa near Mount Rainier National Park

Wellspring Spa Near Mount Rainier National Park

Wellspring is an ideal base for a mountain getaway in every season-the peaceful solitude offering the space for quiet contemplation, or for a romantic interlude with that special someone. ...

Alder Lake Recreational Area Fishing

Fishing at Alder Lake is a fun and exciting pastime for anglers of all ages. This large Nisqually River reservoir is located five miles south of Eatonville.  ...
Mineral Lake Photo Courtesy Stormking Photography

Mineral Lake Fishing

Season: Late-April – Late-Sept | Lake Size: 277 acres  By some accounts, Mineral Lake is one of the best trout fishing ...
Steam train and little white church in Elbe Washington

Elbe

Explore Elbe, Washington the small town that's big on trains! Located only 13 miles from the entrance to Mount Rainier National Park.  ...
Whittaker Mountaineering

Ashford

Just six miles outside the Nisqually Entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park sits the mountain community of Ashford. ...
Mount Rainier as seen from Mineral Lake

Mountain Time Wellness

Mountain Time Wellness physical therapist Jillene Lund will come to you at your vacation rental, B&B or cabin while you are in the Mount Rainier area.  ...
Ranger Falls

Ranger Falls

Ranger Falls, The 4-mile walk through the moderate rainforest is an incredible experience in itself, even before reaching beautiful Ranger Falls in the Carbon River corner of the park.  ...

Fire Lookouts of Mount Rainier

Views from these historic structures leave burning memories.   Snow-clad and draped in glacial-ice, it seems unlikely that wildfire would ...
Denman Falls

Denman Falls

Denman Falls is a spectacular waterfall accessed from the West Side Road inside Mt. Rainier National Park. The waterfall is ...
Little White Church Elbe WA

The Little White Church of Elbe

The Little White Church of Elbe is officially known as the Historic Elbe Evangelical Lutheran Church. Since 1906, this charming ...
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 ...
Wellspring Spa near Mount Rainier National Park

Wellspring Spa near Mount Rainier

Restoring peacefulness. Refreshing silence. Recentering possibilities. Visit Wellspring Spa for a getaway replacing the weight of the world with the ...

Rimrock Lake Fishing

Fishing at Rimrock Lake is best experienced May thru July. Learn more at Visit Rainier.com.  ...
Comet Falls

Comet Falls

The drama of the falls, along with its easy access make Comet Falls one of the park’s most popular waterfalls. ...

Mount Tahoma Trails Association

The Mount Tahoma Trails Association operates and manages the largest no fee Hut-to-Hut Trail System in North America for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.  ...
Lots of elk grazing at Oak Creek Wildlife Area

Oak Creek Elk Feeding Area

At the Oak Creek Wildlife Area, observe the supplemental winter feeding of the Yakima elk herd – up to 1,200 animals, including 90 branched-antlered bulls.  ...
Spray Falls

Spray Falls

Hiking to Spray Falls, witness incredible beauty even before reaching these mighty falls. This one is a must on the ...
Fairy Falls

Fairy Falls

Famous photographers, including Asasel Curtis, photographed the waterfall in the early 19th century. Originally estimated to be 1,000 feet tall, 680 feet is more accurate... ...
Stefan & Audrey Photography

Weddings at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Whether you are looking for natural elegance or simple beauty this quaint location at Northwest Trek is fitting. The unique venue offers animals and native habitat as a backdrop for large or small gatherings.  ...
Mt. Rainier Gondola at Crystal Mountain

Scenic Gondola Rides

Get whisked away on a scenic ride up to the summit of Crystal Mountain and breathtaking Mt. Rainier views. ...