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Experience the natural beauty of Mt Rainier on this 10-hour, guided, small-group nature tour from Seattle. Take a scenic trip from Seattle to Mt Rainier, the highest mountain in the state of Washington and one of the tallest in the lower 48 states. Enjoy the magnificent views and natural wonders — from wildflowers to waterfalls — while hiking or snowshoeing through Mt Rainier National Park. Coffee and pastries for breakfast, plus snacks and a picnic lunch with wine are included. Hotel pickup and drop-off is provided.

Highlights

  • Mt Rainier day trip from Seattle
  • Take a naturalist-led walk or snowshoe trek in Mt Rainier National Park
  • Spot birds, elk, marmots and other wildlife as you explore wilderness trails
  • Enjoy French-pressed Seattle coffee with pastries and snacks
  • Feast on a picnic-style lunch of organic fare with wine and Pellegrino
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included (downtown Seattle hotels only)
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people provides a more personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This small-group tour offers ample opportunities for adventure, exploration and learning as you discover an ancient forest ecosystem surrounding the icy volcano of Mt Rainier.

What You Can Expect

Mt Rainier Small-Group Walking or Snowshoeing Tour with Lunch

Enjoy views of Mt Rainier on a small-group hiking or snowshoeing tour from Seattle.

At 14,410 feet above sea level, beautiful and majestic Mt Rainier is an icon in the Washington landscape — an active volcano and the most glaciated peak in the United States, creating six major rivers. It is, in a word — breathtaking — to look at.
This day trip nature tour to hike and/or snowshoe around Mt Rainier National Park begins with a Seattle hotel pickup followed by a scenic 2-hour drive to the park in a luxury vehicle. Upon arrival, enjoy Seattle coffee and pastries before starting the trek along the Nisqually Vista Trail. Be on the lookout for wildlife wandering around the mountain at any time. Binoculars are provided to get a closer look.
This all-day Mt Rainier tour includes frequent stops to take pictures and enjoy light snacks. A picnic lunch of locally sourced, organic foods (grilled chicken or salmon, sandwich or wrap, with a grain or green salad and regional wine, water or soda) is also provided midday. 
At the end of the day, it’s back down the mountain to take a relaxing return trip to Seattle.

Customer Reviews

Alessandro R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Really enjoyed the tour, well worth the money. Small group of 9 people, really easy to get along with. Our guide Charlie was perfect: very friendly, perfectly organised, engaging.

Sherry L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Loved our guide, Rachel. She was very informative and extremely friendly. The lunch was fantastic and the snacks were yummy. Thanks for a great tour!!!

Louise F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!!! From the pickup arrangements at the hotel to the drop-off on return, Justin, our guide, made the day one of the best I have ever had. The first hike, on an UNCROWDED trail through a sub-alpine meadow filled with the most beautiful wildflowers you have ever seen was spectacular. We had a group of only 6 so we could stop if we wanted to take pictures or stick our feet in the cool water of the alpine lake we passed along the way, or press on towards the summit of the small peak we were on where the views of the summit of Mt. Rainier were amazing. It was a warm day, so not much wildlife were stirring, but the views and the flowers made up for it. We then had a delicious, gourmet, HEALTHY lunch by the White River, and then a short afternoon hike along another trail higher up with even more amazing views on the mountain, followed by a short walk through an uncut, old growth, forest at the base before our relaxing ride back to Seattle. Justin was so knowledgeable and friendly, it was like having your best friend showing your around his favorite place. Go if you want to experience NATURE at Mt. Rainier instead of crowds.

Susan T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Although the weather did not permit us to see the full grandeur of Mt. Rainier, my family enjoyed every minute of the trip. Our guide, Danny, was exceptional. Our children, ages 7 and 9, fondly remember the hiking and "making a mini snowman", the best part of the trip!

Yukiko S

4 star rating: Recommended January 2016

It was rainy, but we enjoyed snowshoeing. Our guide always took care of us, but sometime I wasn't satisfied with his tour admission.

Xochitl O

4 star rating: Recommended October 2015

It was a nice introduction to Mt Rainer

Shalimar A

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

Had a really good time. Mini-van came about 10 mins late. We were on our way immediately after picking up 2 more passengers. So there were 5 people in my group. We stopped by for morning break with zucchini bread and drinks. Then went to a view point 10 mins walk. Back to visitor centre before having a healthy lunch of quinoa and salad at the tables outside. Weather was beautiful so the view was breathtaking!. Then we went for a longer hike - about 2hours. and i think it was 2 miles. As the catering company forgot to pack dessert we stopped by for some huckleberry ice-cream which was worth every bit of it. Arrived in hotel at 6pm. Guide was initially very quiet but he livened up as he began to know us. He explained a fair amount. Really enjoyed it. I took the trip as it was 30 off but am not sure if i would have taken it if it was as its full price. Recommend if for solo travellers who doesn't have time to read through which trails / roads to utilise. This was an easy, quick way for a brilliant day out - just get in the van and everything is sorted out for you. For larger groups. maybe better value to rent a car.

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