Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

As far as snow-capped volcanic backdrops go, Mount Rainier (at just over 14,000 feet) certainly takes some beating. If you find yourself in Washington State, be sure to pay Mount Rainier National Park a visit!

Mount Rainier Tours

Mount Rainier ToursThis is one of America's original national parks and the people of Washington State hold it in very high regard - as does anyone who gets the chance to visit.

Dominated by the monolith of Mount Rainier, you'll also find a wide range of rivers, forests and alpine pastures that make for some classic wildlife trails.

If you are planning on hiking in Mount Rainier National Park then taking on a portion of the 93 mile Wonderland Trail is always a great option. Not only does it circumnavigate Mt Rainier, it also incorporates some of the best landscapes for miles around.

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Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

Mount Rainier Insider Tips

Grove of the Patriarchs Trail
The slopes of Mount Rainier have long been attracting hikers and climbers with a blend of clean fresh air and fine views providing some of the best locations to get out and about in Washington State. One such well-trodden path is known as the Grove of the Patriarchs Trail, which presents just over a mile and a half round-trip through a lowland area around the Osanapecosh River. Featuring a suspension bridge and some of the oldest Douglas Firs and Western Red Cedars on the planet, this is an amazing opportunity to walk within the realm of the natural giants of the Washington Cascades. If you need a word of advice, then make sure you do some neck stretches prior to the off as you're guaranteed to spend the majority of your time looking up.
When to go
Although Mount Rainier was named after a British naval officer it could have quite easily have been coined due to the precipitation levels that fall throughout the year. Pack sensibly on your Mount Rainier tours with wet weather gear, essential for keeping dry and enjoying the great outdoors. Winters can be pretty treacherous for walkers with plenty of snow turning the slopes and glaciers of Mount Rainier into a skiing playground. The best time of year is around April/May, when wild spring flowers appear in abundance and potential week day crowds are mainly child-free. July and August are popular with lots of sunshine, perfect for shorts and t-shirts with the trusted 'cag in a bag' safely stowed in your day pack, just in case.
Highlights & Activities

Mount Rainier Tour Highlights

Mount Rainier
Considered to be one of the most potentially dangerous stratovolcanoes on the planet (although non-active since the 1900's) it may come as some surprise that Seattle is only around 50 miles away. As you'd expect, the area surrounding Rainier is a lush blend of fertile valleys, flower...
The Skyline Trail
This is a fairly reasonable hiking trail that's expected to take around four hours to complete at an elevation that won't take you above 2000ft. Incorporating the likes of Panorama Point, Stevens Van Trump Memorial and Myrtle Falls, the Skyline Trail is one of the most popular and...
The Rampart Ridge Trail
This trail is another popular one with day hikers and as it takes just over a couple of hours to complete. The actual ridge part of the trail is formed of solidified lava that's been around from when Mount Rainier was active and the clear day views of the volcano and the Nisqually River...

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