Fall Top 10

Take an Elk Bugling Tour at Northwest Trek

Elk Bugling Tours at Northwest Trek Get a rare glimpse into the wild and wonderful world of Roosevelt elk on these special tours during the "rut" or breeding season each September. It's worth an early wake-up...

Mushroom Picking

Dozens of good edible mushroom species begin to appear in late summer. Most species need the first fall rains to come before they appear. Some species wait until the first frosts. As is well-known mushrooms can be poisonous, so mushroom hunters need to have positively identified species...

Delight in Autumn’s Roadside Show

Mt. Rainier's scenic roads beckon throughout the year, but perhaps there's no more magnificent time for a driving tour of Mt. Rainier than autumn. Roadside views are decorated with leaves of brilliant red, deep...

Celebrate Veteran’s Day with Free Park Entrance

In celebration of Veterans Day, Mount Rainier National Park annually waives entrance fees for all visitors on Veterans' Day. Entrance fee waivers on this holiday have been observed since 2006 and apply to all p...

View Fall Color at Reflection Lakes

As the season turns to fall, Reflection Lakes becomes a mirror of autumn colors with magnificent Mt. Rainier's reflecting in its still waters. For a spectacular setting... to take in the magic of the season at ...

Photograph Fall’s Beauty

As fall arrives at the park, leaves begin to turn, the evenings become brisk and the crowds begin to thin. Autumn at Mount Rainier is a stunning time to visit - and certainly a spectacular time to bring out the...

Hike the Colorful Skyline Trail

The hike from Paradise to Panorama Point is world-class and a hiker's favorite during the autumn season. View fall foliage up close at points along the trail and enjoy sweeping, panoramic views of the colorful ...

Hunt for Huckleberries

Non-commercial berry picking is allowed within the National Park. Two quarts per person per day of huckleberries, blackberries, thimbleberries and salmonberries may be gathered by hand. This small quantity has been determined to not adversely affect park wildlife...
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