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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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Our tour guide Marty was...
Our tour guide Marty was fantastic. Since this was a hiking tour I would suggest people being told or understand that point when they book this tour. Most of our group would not or could not walk the trails which did limit the hiking experience.
Sandra_K, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Seattle

star-5
A great day in the park
philipgilliam, Sep 2021
Mt. Rainier National Park Small Group Tour from Seattle with Gourmet Lunch
Our tour guide,Michael was great. He emailed us ahead of the trip to get our pickup location, and our lunch order; he arrived on time and in a clean vehicle. Once we arrived at the park, he was a wealth of knowledge about the history and features of the park, the plants, and the wildlife. He even brought a telescope to point out objects and places we couldn’t access. A great tour that I would easily recommend
star-4
Great tour but would prefer a smaller group
Hava_H, Sep 2021
Mt. Rainier Day Trip from Seattle
The tour was great and highly recommended. The driver/guide was very good and explained everything during all day. The only regretful thing was that Viator wrote that it's a 14 people tour and we were 20 people. It's too crowded in covid times for a small bus. In addition some people took off their masks and it was stressful.
star-5
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.
star-5
We had a fantastic day....
Mariangel_S, Oct 2021
Mt. Rainier Day Tour from Seattle
We had a fantastic day. Great views. I loved it. Great tour!! Fantastic views!! Amazing staff! 100% recommended
star-5
Excellent tour
Florence_G, Oct 2021
Mt. Rainier Day Tour from Seattle
Mark, the Tour guide was very knowledgeable. Make sure the weather is right so you can see the real beauty of Rainier
star-4
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.
star-5
Delightful Adventure
Tak_Y, Oct 2021
Best of Mount Rainier National Park from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour
Such gorgeous views, liberating atmosphere and adventure. We’re so glad we booked this day trip to Mt. Rainier. Martin, our guide, is the best — friendly, super knowledgeable and thoughtful. He had a real good feel for our group and catered our journey accordingly.
star-4
Good day trip to Mt. Rainier..
k1906, Oct 2021
Small group Tour in Mt Rainier with air-conditioned Van Transfer
Good day trip from Seattle in an SUV. Mike our guide was polite and on time for departure. Our group had a good cohesiveness that we all looked after each other during the day. Views were good but big mtn was obscured by clouds. Hiking was good and park was beautiful. I would recommend this outing.
star-5
10/10 tour
Anonymous, Oct 2021
Mt. Rainier Day Trip from Seattle
This tour was perfect. Lots of stops to enjoy the views and get fresh hair. Opportunities for hiking <1mi. Trails. Lucas was great at sharing interesting stories throughout the tour. Definitely worth it and highly recommend.
star-5
Breathtaking views of Mt...
AnnMarie_H, Oct 2021
Mt. Rainier National Park Small Group Tour from Seattle with Gourmet Lunch
Breathtaking views of Mt Rainier… knowledgeable guide…perfect weather… thanks for a great experience!
star-5
Joe was an excellent...
joseph_j, Oct 2021
Mt. Rainier Day Trip from Seattle
Joe was an excellent guide and chauffeur. We had a great time visiting mount rainier park Definitely must see.
star-5
It was like change of...
Francisco_V, Oct 2021
Mt. Rainier Day Tour from Seattle
It was like change of station every turn of the road And Ken was fantastic, very knowledgeable and personable

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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Mt. Rainier National Park