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Mount Rainier National Park

39000 E State Route 706, Ashford, Washington 98304 USA

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Wed 12a-11:59p
  • Independent
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  • Pet Friendly
  • Not Wheelchair
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  • Public
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At 14,400 feet, Mount Rainier is the highest mountain in Washington. On very clear days, the mountain—which is actually an active volcano—can be seen from as far away as British Columbia, Canada. But the national park is more than just its namesake mountain. Here you’ll find lush greenery, steep cliffs, epic lakes and waterfalls, and motion sickness-inducingly twisty roads.

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“an icon on the horizon”

Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier stands as an icon in the Washington landscape. An active volcano, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S.A., spawning five major rivers. Subalpine wildflower meadows ring the icy volcano while ancient forest cloaks Mount Rainierâs lower slopes. Wildlife abounds in the parkâs ecosystems. A lifetime of discovery awaits.

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Reviewed by
Joel Schat

  • Photographer
  • 237 Reviews
  • 527 Helpful
14 July 2014
Rated 5.0

Mount Rainier is one of my all time favourite mountain/wilderness areas! Right from the moment you enter the park (through a big stone gate) you are deep into forest territory and have a really nice drive until you are all of a sudden exposed to the great site that is Mt. Rainier itself! Once you get closer you will realize that its not only the mountain.. but the surrounding area and canyons that are just as breathetaking as the mountain itself!

ProTip: Come during the right time of year (mid July) to see the Lupines in full blossom!

4 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
JAckles14

  • 11 Reviews
  • 10 Helpful
03 February 2015
Rated 5.0

This place is a must see for any outdoor lover, it is just spectacular and has never been as crowded as the other national parks when I have been.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Tasha Tupa

  • 14 Reviews
  • 20 Helpful
09 October 2014
Rated 5.0

This a no brainer; definitely go here. We went to Paradise, where it's said that's where you want to go to see meadows of wildflowers, but of course they were already dead (early October..). It was beautiful nonetheless. It was cool to hear distant rumbling from Mt. Rainer.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Alex

  • Photographer
  • 58 Reviews
  • 16 Helpful
18 August 2014
Rated 5.0

Every year we go to Paradise or other places in Mount Rainier National Park with our church members. It's awesome place; you can do hiking there for a whole day. You can start you r hike during hot weather but at the top you will see snow and will be able to play on it with kids.

Really good place.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Bobonis_Tribe

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  • 2 Helpful
14 April 2021
Rated 5.0

This mountain is worth the effort to get up. The views are stunning and the diners are absolutely amazing.
Fun Fact Mt. Rainier is actually a inactive volcano, a glacier, and mountain all in one! Which has its own weather system!🤯

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
AnnaScottHackler

  • 8 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
02 August 2017
Rated 5.0

Had one day to see the sights and it was amazing! Paradise is the best spot to go if you only have a day.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Christopher Warren

  • Road Warrior
  • 134 Reviews
  • 10 Helpful
30 June 2016
Rated 5.0

Hands down the most challenging and breathtaking thing I've ever done was summiting this mountain. The mountain looms over Seattle. The park itself is gorgeous, with plenty of greens and whites. Even if you're not climbing it, this mountain is must-visit for any nature-lover.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Greg Newkirk

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  • 314 Reviews
  • 369 Helpful
19 September 2014
Rated 4.0

The most beautiful state park I've ever been to. No matter where you look, there's something gorgeous to see. Excellent hiking options here!

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
taira.henry.12

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
13 July 2021
Rated 5.0

Plan to do a sunset hike- Mt.Fremont trail. It’s amazing!! Wear good hiking shoes/boots, and bring a flashlight for the hike back. Just under 6 miles round trip.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
roadtripper3527

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
27 April 2016

Wow! We had the opportunity to visit last July. The day we went was misty and it appeared that the mountain would be hiding in the clouds for the day. We started our hike up enjoying the things we could see in the close distance. As we climbed higher, small, blue patches of sky began to emerge. We kept climbing, the sky got bluer. All of a sudden there was a fleeting glimpse of "his royal majesty". We kept going. So glad we did as we finally emerged above the clouds to see this beautiful mountain standing before us. It was an amazing view. What an experience!

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Mount Rainier National Park

39000 E State Route 706
Ashford, Washington
98304 USA

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  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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