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Mt. Rainier Day Trip from Seattle

Longmire, United States
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10 to 12 hours (Approx.)
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Experience the natural beauty of majestic Mt Rainier on this guided, small-group tour from Seattle. Enjoy a scenic, narrated journey past lakes, waterfalls and historic towns to Mt Rainier, the highest mountain in the state of Washington and one of the tallest in the lower 48 states. Take in spectacular views from Narada Falls, considered the most popular waterfall in Mt Rainier State Park and the aptly named Paradise, at 5,400 feet above sea level on the south slope, among others. This tour includes pickup and drop-off from select downtown Seattle and airport hotels.
  • Tour of Mt, Rainier, available year-round
  • Witness the natural beauty of Mt Rainier, one of the tallest mountains in the lower 48 states
  • Enjoy the scenic drive from the Seattle area to Mt. Rainier and learn about local lakes and historic towns from your guide
  • See spectacular views from Paradise, at 5,400 feet (1,646 m)
  • Photograph stunning sites such as Christine Falls, the Nisqually River and Narada Falls
  • Pickup and drop-off from select downtown Seattle and airport hotels
This Mt Rainier day trip begins with a convenient hotel pickup in Seattle or near the SeaTac Airport. Then prepare for a narrated, scenic drive featuring Alder Lake Park and the town of Eatonville at the foothills of Mt Rainier.
Stop at Longmire, the visitor center at the southwest corner of the park, to explore their museum and National Park Inn. Visit Christine Falls, with one of the signature views in Mt Rainier National Park (look for the bridge). Then walk along the Nisqually River up to Narada Falls, considered the most popular waterfall in Mt Rainier State Park. It’s taller than Niagara Falls at 188 feet.
Then it’s off to the pinnacle event of the day: the view at Paradise, which is 5,400 feet above sea level. Purchase lunch here and take in the incredible view of Mt Rainier and the valley below. Be on the lookout for wildlife wandering around the mountain at any time. 
During the wintertime, choose from an optional snowshoe or sled adventure, if conditions allow. During the summertime, simply enjoy the scene at Reflection Lake, which provides one of the most iconic views of Mt Rainier. It’s absolutely breathtaking. Be sure to bring a camera.
Finally, visit the Henry M. Jackson Memorial Visitor Center at Paradise to learn more about the history of Mt Rainier, including a brief film about it. 
Then it’s back down the mountain to hit the road back to Seattle.

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Robert C
, May 2019

This was a highlight of our trip to Seattle
The driver was very knew his information and it was a great day
The driver even took us up the Mountain providing snow shoes!

Kenneth T
, Apr 2019

We Saw a heard of Elk on the way to the mount and on the return trip the scenery was spectacular,got snowed on , plenty of restroom stops along the way and the chance to buy some souvenirs ,
One down side we never got to see the peak of the mountain because of the weather.

Ida H
, Apr 2019

The trip and guide were excellent. My caveat is; I had spring flowers on my mind, and when I called to make my reservation, the Customer Service Rep's first words were something like: Oh, you'll love the wildflowers. Not being from the area I didn't know it was much too early. I was looking for wildflowers, got snow shoeing and sledding. Suggest you ensure that guests know what to expect on their scheduled tour.

Susan P
, Apr 2019

Great trip, pick up and drop off from hotel was on-time. Easy, we didn't have to drive or get a cab, they picked us up.
Joe, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Beautiful and scenic, unfortunately it snowed, so we could only get so far up. Really fun, even our teen enjoyed it. Time went by fast, thank you!

Julio B
, Apr 2019

Joe (expedition guide) was the best guide I have ever had. He kept all of us dry and even purchased a cake for newlyweds who attended our tour. I can't express how great this experience with Joe on the helm.

Jason R
, Apr 2019

I have been on tours around the world and Joe was by far the most thoughtful guide I have used. Very knowledgeable!

Eric E
, Mar 2019

Our tour guide John was exceptional. A wealth of knowledge and information throughout the day trip. We had perfect weather, sunny and 70. Sunglasses, waterproof boots and sunscreen a must. Snowshoeing and sledding were a blast.

Javier C
, Nov 2018

Joe is a great guide with funny sense of humour. With the tour, we discovered impressive winter trails, great scenery such as waterfalls, but also hiked in hidden spots. The bus is really well equipped, and we got provided with winter jackets, proper boots and gears that includes snowshoes

Raylene S
, Nov 2018

We had a great time on our day trip! We went in October and lucked out with a beautiful day! Our driver Joe was great very informative and knew all the spots to stop at. It was nice that they stopped on the way at a grocery store were we could pickup some food for the day. Bus was very comfortable and it was a nice ride. It is a LONG day tho so be prepared we were picked up at 7am and got dropped off around 730pm! If you have the time would highly recommend taking the time to go and see this beautiful mountain.

Taylor E
, Oct 2018

The Day Trip to Mt. Rainier was really great. The weather was pretty cloudy so we weren't able to see the mountain but our tour guide, Joe, definitely made it worth the trip. The waterfalls were awesome!!

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