Mt. Rainier Road Trip

Hit the road and see the sights in and around Mt. Rainier. Choose from four loops, all of which can be completed easily in a day or, stay overnight for a more leisurely outing. For a detailed description of these loop drives and points of interest along these routes, click on the links.

Please note, not all roads are open year-round.

Please check road conditions with the Washington state Department of Transportation and Mount Rainier National Park prior to departure. Insider Tip: To beat the crowds, schedule your day to arrive at Paradise or Sunrise before noon or after 3 pm.

LOOP #1: Circle Mt. Rainier
Drive the route encircling Mt. Rainier and discover all corners of this majestic national park. Explore rural and friendly mountain communities and discover the dramatic and rugged beauty of this wilderness area. Spend time at each of the four entrances to the park getting to know each one’s unique qualities.  Get the details >>
LOOP #2: Scenic Byways Loop
This journey takes visitors through the eastern edge of Mt. Rainier National Park and along two of Washington’s most beloved scenic byways, the Chinook Byway and the White Pass Scenic Byway.
LOOP #3: The Road to Paradise
Experience the grandeur of Mount Rainier. Witness old-growth temperate rainforests, waterfalls, and impressive vistas. Whether you venture and sightsee by car, or choose to get outdoors and enjoy the many stops along the way, it’s all pure Rainier. Get the details >>
Scene from the White Pass Scenic BywayLOOP #4: White Pass Scenic Byway
Offering many of the Mt. Rainier area’s most spectacular attributes, tour the Nisqually area, explore Mt. Rainier National Park and discover the Big Bottom Valley on the White Pass Scenic Byway. Get the details
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