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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
Traveler Favorite
Amazing Views
The views on the way up to the mountain and at the top of the mountain itself are simply breathtaking. Our tour guide made sure to shows us some of the best scenic spots and loved every minute of it.
Abisai_O, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Seattle

star-5
A great day in the park
Philip_G, 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
Amazing Views
Abisai_O, Nov 2021
Best of Mount Rainier National Park from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour
The views on the way up to the mountain and at the top of the mountain itself are simply breathtaking. Our tour guide made sure to shows us some of the best scenic spots and loved every minute of it.
star-4
First time vacation stop
Sally_L, 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
Great tour
Johnny_J, Nov 2021
Mt. Rainier Day Tour from Seattle
What an amazing tour. Mark is a great tour guide. He gave us some history of the park, very accommodating with stops, taking pics and all. The park itself is amazing, with some great scenery. I'm glad I got out the city to do this.
star-5
I had a great time!
Sushma_K, Nov 2021
Mt. Rainier Day Tour from Seattle
Overall I enjoyed the trip, great views, the hike was fun. This was my first time hiking in snow, great experience.
star-5
100% worth the trip if...
Dominic_C, Nov 2021
Mt. Rainier Day Trip from Seattle
100% worth the trip if you’re debating the day out from Seattle. Lucas was fantastic and clearly enjoyed his job joining in with the hike.
star-5
Our tour guide Marty was...
Sandra_K, Oct 2021
Best of Mount Rainier National Park from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour
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.
star-5
Must do
Chloe_M, Nov 2021
Mt. Rainier Day Trip from Seattle
Amazing experience!!! Must do when you come to seattle! Lucas was perfect, he is the best!! He knows every awesome views and share it with us so we can also enjoy the beauty of Mont Rainier!!
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
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!

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