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Mt. Rainier National Park

Mt. Rainier National Park

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55210 238th Avenue East, Ashford, 98304

The Basics

The park is often visited on a day trip from Seattle. Private and small-group tours typically include trips to the park visitor center, scenic viewpoints overlooking Christine Falls, and additional locations for photo ops of Mount Rainier. Camping and lodging can be found inside and outside the park for those who want stay overnight. The entrance fee is charged per vehicle, unless you walk or bike in, in which case the charge is per person.

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Best of Mount Rainier National Park from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour
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Best of Mount Rainier National Park from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour
$263.50 per adult
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If you’re thinking about doing this tour…DO IT!!! This was one of the best (if not the best) tours I’ve ever been on. The tour was made to fit the varying wishes of everyone in the group and we all left satisfied. We got to see great sights (multiple waterfalls, glaciers, viewpoints, etc) while also learning great information from our tour guide. Added to all this, there were ever present snacks, drinks, breakfast, and a delicious lunch. I highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to visit Mt. Rainier.
Stacie_M, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Seattle

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Amazing trip!
NEIDA_T, Jul 2021
Mt. Rainier Day Trip from Seattle
Wonderful guide, Dan, exceptional service, knowledgeable, funny, caring. Prompt pick up, bus was clean, water for hydration provided.
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First time vacation stop
Illinoisvisitor, Jun 2021
Mt. Rainier Day Trip from Seattle
Paradise Park was nice. Amazing amount of snow left on the mountain. Disappointed Covid has affected so many things. Joe was very hospitable. Bus was quite uncomfortable.
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Life's
Victor_A, Sep 2021
Mt. Rainier Day Tour from Seattle
It was a wonderful experience. The tour guide made my experience extra special. The variety colors on the views are wow
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Recommendable one day tour to Mt Rainier
Ethel_O, Sep 2021
Mt. Rainier Day Tour from Seattle
Things would be perfect if it wasn’t raining that day. Unable to see Mt Rainier because of the rain. But the guide, Mark was very professional, accommodating and knowledgeable.
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Stopping at Paradise...
Heather_M, Sep 2021
Mt. Rainier Day Tour from Seattle
Stopping at Paradise Lodge Inn for lunch and choosing our trail was a nice break from the bus mid day.
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Private tour Mt. Rainier
Enilda_A, Sep 2021
Mount Rainier National Park Luxury Small-Group Day Tour with Lunch
Daniel is not only an amazing tour guide but the owner of his private tour company. Therefore he runs the tour like we are his pride and joy. He not only accommodates to whatever we need or would like to do but covers every area and corner of Mt. Rainier Natl. Park. He presented us with a sit down picnic lunch with table settings and amazing food. Everything fresh!!!! We highly recommend his tour for an unforgettable experience and amazing views.
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Awesome Experience
Yolanda_E, Sep 2021
Mt. Rainier Day Trip from Seattle
Tour guide Joe was absolutely amazing! I never leave reviews, but felt compelled to thanks to him. If you aren’t much of a hiker, this tour is perfect to get your feel of the park without having to overexert yourself.
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Incredible tour experience
Melissa_P, Sep 2021
Mt. Rainier National Park Small Group Tour from Seattle with Gourmet Lunch
Our guide Michael was awesome. He truly went the extra mile to make our tour amazing. I would highly recommend this tour to others.
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Awesome
cathleenrouze, Sep 2021
Mt. Rainier Day Trip from Seattle
Although it was very rainy, we enjoyed the trip and were able to see a lot of the landscape, mountains, valleys, and gorgeous waterfalls. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, we enjoyed his stories, and commentary.
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Terrific Trip
Jane_C, Sep 2021
Mt. Rainier National Park Small Group Tour from Seattle with Gourmet Lunch
Michael from Nature Nuts did a wonderful job ensuring that we had a memorable trip. It was easy to book, pick up went seamlessly, Michael knew all the best and least crowded places to take us, the food and beverages were good and plentiful. I could not have asked for a better introduction to Mt Rainier.
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Mt Rainier experience.
Myra_E, Sep 2021
Mt. Rainier Day Tour from Seattle
Mark fantastic guide, very informative and took us to the falls so beautiful. Will recommend this tour.
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A Day Experiencing Mt. Rainer that will always be remembered
Garrett_S, Sep 2021
Best of Mount Rainier National Park from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour
Justin, our guide, was super friendly and engaging and knew so much about Mt. Rainer, the geology, history, flora and fauna. We saw everything of the mountain one could ask for in early September. The snacks and lunch provided were fantastic. It was an extremely well-organized and exceptional tour of the mountain. Highly recommended!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Day trips from Seattle typically last about 10 hours, so prepare for a long day.

  • The Longmire, Sunrise, and Paradise areas of the park offer visitor information, special permits, gift shops, dining, and other services.

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes; even if you’re not planning to hike, you’ll likely take short walks to reach viewpoints.

  • Pets are allowed in limited areas but must be on a leash.

  • Helmets are required when biking.

  • There is no gas available in the park, but gas stations can be found in nearby towns.

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How to Get There

The park is located in southwest Washington, less than 100 miles (161 kilometers) from Seattle. Of the four entrances (Carbon River, Nisqually, Stevens Canyon, and White River), Nisqually is the most popular, with the easiest access to facilities and trailheads.

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When to Get There

The park is open year-round, but some areas close in October or November for winter and spring, including Sunrise, White River, Ohanapecosh, Stevens Canyon Road, and State Routes 410 and 123. July and August are the busiest months, when wildflowers bloom, waterfalls flow, and the hiking trails are the most accessible.

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Exploring Longmire

If you only have the time or desire to visit one area of the park, make it Longmire, accessed from the Nisqually entrance. A national historic district, it’s home to the Longmire Museum, the Wilderness Information Center, and the National Park Inn. Scenic attractions accessible from Longmire include Christine Falls, Glacier Bridge, Narada Falls Trail, and Ricksecker Point Road, which offers views of Mount Rainier.

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