Mt. Rainier RailCycle Tour - Visit Rainier
Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad RailCycle

Ride the Rails on a New RailCycle Tour

A new guided tour launches in the Nisqually Valley area in May 2023.

For decades, the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad carried tourists through the forest and foothills south of Mount Rainier. Steam engine excursions and operations ceased a few years ago, leaving the rails dormant. Now, the Western Forest Industries Museum (WFIM) revives the railway. Doing business as the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad visitors will soon be able to ride the rails in a whole new way! Pedal power! 

The RailCycle tour is suitable for all ages.

The guided tour provides a fun and educational experience for families, friends, and solo travelers alike. The RailCycle is a special type of bicycle attached to a rail system and powered by pedals. Visitors will travel through the forest to the Nisqually River, where on a clear day, guests will see Mount Rainier.

The tour covers six miles and takes about an hour and a half. Participants will have a brief layover at a farm halfway through the tour. Booking a tour will be easy and convenient. Tickets for the RailCycle tour will soon be purchased in advance online or on the day of the tour at the ticket window. The RailCycle tour is a great way to get outdoors, get some exercise, and experience the beauty of the area. Whether you’re a resident or just visiting the area, this tour is a must-see for anyone who loves nature and outdoor adventure.

The RailCycle tour offered by the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad is an excellent addition to your Mount Rainier National Park itinerary. Soon you’ll be able to book your tours and experience the thrill of riding a rail bike. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience!

The RailCycle tour is approximately 90 minutes from Seattle, WA. The ticket window will be located between Eatonville and Elbe. For more information visit

Area Lodging

For visitors looking for local lodging, they can find a range of cabins, lodges, and inns in Ashford. Additional lodging at the Hobo Inn in Elbe, plus the Mill Village Motel, and the Left Foot Farm in Eatonville, which is 12 miles away.