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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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Mt. Rainier Day Tour from Seattle
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Mt. Rainier Day Tour from Seattle
$174.00 per adult
Everything we hoped it would be…and more.
Everything. It was a fantastic day!!!!! Andreas is a wonderful tour guide. Very knowledgeable. Very kind. Very friendly. Very patient. And so engaging. He contributed greatly to making the day so wonderful!!!!! I traveled with my husband and adult daughter. The choices below do not offer this choice.
Ilene_H, Jul 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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Good Trip, but short hiking time
Patrick, Jul 2021
Mt. Rainier Day Tour from Seattle
Overall the trip was good. It would have been nice to have more time to hike. Only had a bit less than 1.5 hours to eat lunch and hike. That is not enough time to do much at all. My wife and I would have liked the trip a lot more if we would have skipped some of the stops and had more time to explore the mountain.
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Great tour lead by Ben!
Donna_S, Jul 2021
Best of Mount Rainier National Park from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour
This was a fabulous tour. Ben, our guide was knowledgeable, personable, funny and an absolute delight. I would highly recommend this trip and ask for Ben-you will not be disappointed!!
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Beautiful views with a great guide!
Shanon_C, Jul 2021
Mt. Rainier National Park Small Group Tour from Seattle with Gourmet Lunch
Michael was an awesome guide! So nice to let someone else do the driving and show you the best trails and beautiful views. Lunch was delicious! Would highly recommend this trip!
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Fantastic Tour of Mt. Rainier National Park!
Troy, Jul 2021
Mt. Rainier Day Tour from Seattle
Fantastic Tour! Got to see everything we wanted to in the Park. John was a great guide. Very helpful and informative. He obviously loves the park and showing folks the best of it. Would highly recommend!!
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Highly recommend
Maria_R, Jul 2021
Mt. Rainier Day Trip from Seattle
Lucas was extremely helpful and flexible. He adjusted to the needs of the group, such as frequent bathroom breaks and provided opportunities for all levels of abilities.
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Above and Beyond
Kelsey_S, Jul 2021
Hike Mt. Rainier & Taste Yakima Valley Wine: All-Inclusive Day Tour from Seattle
BEN was the STAND OUT of the entire day. He was funny, personable, knowledgeable, courteous, respectful, and went ABOVE AND BEYOND to ensure our day exceeded expectations and it ended up being the BEST part of our trip to Seattle!
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Great views, not much hiking
Meg, Jul 2021
Mt. Rainier Day Trip from Seattle
It was great to visit various waterfalls around the mountain! We also saw 2 wild deer during our visit! There’s a lot of great views and information but you don’t get to actually walk or hike much. I’d still wear shoes with good treads cause many spots were slippery! Joe’s very knowledgeable but is a bit sassy with answering questions.
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Fun Day in the Mountains
MBZ, Jul 2021
Best of Mount Rainier National Park from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour
My guide was such a kind person. She accommodated me because I could not hike as high as others in our group. She was so very knowledgeable about the area. She could answer all our questions. She was professional and personable. Could not get a better guide. The tour was so fun and adventurous.
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FANTASTIC!!
Elizabeth_S, Jul 2021
Private Mt Rainier National Park Day Trip from Seattle
This was a fantastic trip. Alex knew the best spots to stop and the history and geology of the area. This trip was not rushed and lasted almost 11 hours. Well worth it.
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Well worth the money!!! Thank you Daniel!
Lori_G, Jul 2021
Mount Rainier National Park Luxury Small-Group Day Tour with Lunch
We had such a wonderful time with Daniel. He was knowledgeable and showed such a passion for this area. The breakfast pastries and lunch were excellent as well as the beautiful setting just before Paradise. We could not have asked anymore of Daniel and would highly suggest Daniel and his company.

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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