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Mt. Rainier National Park Tours

One of the oldest national parks in the United States, Mt. Rainier National Park was established in 1899 to preserve the wilderness surrounding Mount Rainier, an active volcano standing 14,410 feet (4,392 meters) above sea level. Encompassing 369 square miles (956 square kilometers) of old-growth forests and other protected land, it’s a must-do for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. The park draws locals from Seattle and visitors from around the globe who come to hike among wildflowers meadows, take in the glacial scenery of the Pacific Northwest, and spot wildlife such as elk, black bears, and mountain goats.

The Basics
The park is often visited on a day trip from Seattle; it’s about two hours by road each way. Private, group, and small-group tours typically include trips to the park visitor center, scenic lookouts for viewing attractions such as Christine Falls, and additional locations for photo ops of Mount Rainier and other sights. 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.
 
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.
 
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.  

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.
 
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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Private Mt Rainier National Park Day Trip from Seattle, Seattle, null
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Private Mt Rainier National Park Day Trip from Seattle

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Escape the hustle and bustle of Seattle and enjoy a day of breathtaking scenery at Mt Rainier National Park. On this private Mt Rainier tour, take a scenic ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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Mt Rainier Small-Group Tour with Lunch, Seattle, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Admire close-up views of Mt Rainier’s snow capped peak, one of Seattle’s most iconic sights, on this full-day nature tour. See glaciers, waterfalls and ...  Read more

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Mt. Rainier Day Tour from Seattle, Seattle, Day Trips
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Mt. Rainier Day Tour from Seattle

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Of all the mountains that surround Seattle, Mt Rainier stands the boldest. Appreciate the beauty of Mt Rainier on this full-day tour from Seattle. On clear ...  Read more

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On this full-day tour of Washington state’s Mt Rainier, you’ll visit the majestic 14,411-foot (4,392-m) volcano and learn about the area from your informative ...  Read more

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Space Needle and Chihuly Garden and Glass Combination Ticket, Seattle, Day Trips
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See Seattle’s essential sights in one fun, busy day on this 9-hour adventure that includes a city tour, time at Pike Place Market and a trip to the Boeing ...  Read more

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Seattle Shore Excursion: Pre-Cruise Sightseeing City Tour

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20-Minute Narrated Seattle Seaplane Flight from Lake Washington

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This is a 20-minute narrated seaplane flight departing from Lake Washington. You will see the downtown Seattle, the Space Needle, the Ballard Locks, Lake ...  Read more

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