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Best of Mount Rainier National Park from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour

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  • 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
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  • Offered in: English


Discover Mt. Rainer National Park’s highlights on an all-inclusive, small-group full-day tour from Seattle. Explore wildflower meadows, alpine vistas, and waterfalls on foot as you enjoy magnificent views on a guided hike, or snowshoe trek, of Washington State’s highest mountain. Savor a delicious breakfast of pastries, fruit, and tea and coffee, an organic lunch with wine, and refreshments throughout your experience. Pick-up and drop-off are included.
  • Discover Mt. Rainer National Park on this all-inclusive, small-group day trip
  • Learn fascinating facts from your naturalist guide and enjoy tailored commentary
  • Breakfast, coffee & tea, snacks, beverages, and a local lunch included
  • Enjoy convenient accommodation from Seattle, SeaTac Airport, and Tacoma

What's Included

  • Award-winning local naturalist guide!
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your downtown Seattle hotel!
  • Lovely guided walks or snowshoe (winter) treks tailored to your group. Spend lots of time outside.
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • We're legally permitted to explore & walk beyond 1 mile from the main road. Other companies can't.
  • Transportation in a new Ford Transit van
  • Additional warm clothing available upon request.
  • Snacks
  • National Park Entrance fees.
  • Use of snowshoes and poles (during winter months).
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

08:00 AM

Pickup details

We'll pick you up where you're staying in Downtown Seattle including hotels and airbnbs!. If you are staying outside our legal pick up zone, we are happy to meet you at our default pick up location—Sheraton Grand (1400 6th Ave). If you're unsure whether your hotel or rental is part of the downtown corridor, give us a call and we can confirm whether your hotel is included! We also make quick stops near SeaTac Airport (DoubleTree Airport) or Tacoma (Best Western Plus Tacoma Dome) when requested. We will call/text/email around noon the day prior to your tour to confirm your pick-up location and exact pick-up time. No need to check-in before we contact you (unless you have a question, of course!).

What To Expect

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.

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 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.

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 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.

Mount Rainier National Park

6 hours Admission Ticket Included

Christine Falls Viewpoint

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Narada Falls

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Paradise Valley

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Henry M. Jackson Visitor Center

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Reflection Lakes

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Longmire Springs

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Trail of the Shadows

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Grove of the Patriarchs

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking. Waterproof shoes recommended October-June
  • Warm clothing is recommended during winter months (jacket, sturdy shoes, hat, gloves, layers)
  • Note: Severe winter weather (rare) may result in road closures and other unpredictable changes to the itinerary - our talented guides adjust accordingly.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour isn't recommended for children under 10 years old.
  • If you have dietary restrictions, please inform us at least 48 hours before your tour departure
  • This is a sample itinerary - depending on the season, we may visit other sections of the Park entirely.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:How do I arrange pickup for the Best of Mount Rainier National Park from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour?

A:We offer complimentary pick-up and drop-off wherever you’re staying in downtown Seattle – hotels, Airbnbs, vacation rentals, a private home, etc. Our operations team will connect with you 24 hours prior to your trip to confirm the time and location.

Mar 2021

Q:What should I wear for the Best of Mount Rainier National Park from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour?

A:Please wear closed-toe comfortable walking shoes, hiking shoes, or boots and bring a light wind/waterproof jacket. We also recommend dressing in layers, with a non-cotton outer layer (please avoid denim).

Mar 2021

Q:What should I bring with me on the Best of Mount Rainier National Park from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour?

A:A hat and sunglasses are great. Also, your cell phone or camera and any necessary medications are pretty much it! We're happy to take care of everything else!

Mar 2021

Q:Do you have vegetarian options on the Best of Mount Rainier National Park from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour?

A:Yes - Please be sure to enter in any special needs/requests in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout and we will do our best to accommodate you!

Mar 2021

Q:How strenuous is the Best of Mount Rainier National Park from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour?

A:We have built our trips to appeal to all abilities and interest levels, and are rated easy to moderate. Our tours have a maximum of ten guests, which allows your guide to tailor the activity level to your group.

Mar 2021

Q:What happens if it rains on the day of my Best of Mount Rainier National Park from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour?

A:Our guides craft the best itinerary to accommodate the weather. We run our tours rain or shine because the Pacific Northwest is stunning regardless of the weather. Frequently, wet weather only lasts an hour or so before things start to improve again!

Mar 2021

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Such gorgeous views, liberating atmosphere and adventure. We’re so glad we booked this day trip to Mt. Rainier. Martin, our guide, is the best — friendly, super knowledgeable and thoughtful. He had a real good feel for our group and catered our journey accordingly.


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Fantastic Experience
Tudor_P, Jun 2023
This is a very unique tour, as you have great hiking trails, a relaxing and beautiful drive, along with the experience of a small group. Tess and Nate were fantastic guides that were very knowledgeable and improved the tour experience greatly. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone looking for a day trip out of Seattle.
Excellent experience
Iris_C, Jun 2023
Had a great time with Karen during the Mt. Rainier day trip! Excellent food, excellent views, and Karen was super friendly and professional. I was visiting from Taiwan and did not have enough warm layers to prepare me for any trip up the still snowy mountains, but Evergreen Escapes provided (by request) a nice jacket and hiking boots of my size. There were also trekking poles and gloves for the group. If you join this tour there is really nothing you should worry about. Excellent experience! Thanks again, Karen!
Beautiful Trip
Itzel_Z, May 2023
This trip was absolutely amazing! Brent was an amazing tour guide! He went out of his way to make everyone feel welcomed and included. I was worried as a plus size solo traveler but I was able to participate in all activities and never felt excluded. I’m glad I decided to make this trip. It was truly amazing!
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Thank you for trusting us with your travel plans Itzel! We are so honored that you decided to join us on the small group tour. Anyone should be able to explore these beautiful places regardless of experience levels and we love hearing that you had an incredible time with Brent and the rest of the group! Your kind words mean the world to us and I wish you the best on all your future travels! Kind regards, Kenzi | Evergreen Escapes
Great experience
Robbin_R, May 2023
Wonderful, untrusted experience. All needs provided for by a great guide, Mal. I got to snowshoe for the first time and ended up at a falls I had wanted to see for over a decade.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Wow, we are so honored to have been able to help make your bucket list wish come true Robbin. Thank you so much for trusting us with part of yoru travels to the Pacific Northwest. We hope to see you again in the future! Cheers, Kenzi | Evergreen Escapes
Do this day trip w your college kids too
Pernille_B, May 2023
This is the perfect day trip with your college kids - they love it too . Great way to see mount rainier in one day. Great lunch and superb guiding !
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you for the review! Glad you all had such a good day at Mount Rainier! Happy trails, DJ Bergquist Guest Experience & Sales Manager | Evergreen Escapes
The forest walk and...
Bessie_d, May 2023
The forest walk and waterfalls were awesome! We didn’t see Mt. Rainier due to weather conditions but the waterfalls and the trek among the tall and century old trees compensated for it. Lunch was cold and so-so though.
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi Bessie, Thank you for your review! Happy to hear that the sights and sounds of the trail made up for Mt. Rainier wanting to hide itself away. I am sorry to hear our lunch fell short of your expectations. Unfortunately, with exploring remote national parks, we don't have access to a kitchen or facility to heat up our meals. We try to provide fresh, filling, and healthy lunches from a local co-op deli, but we can't warm up the food. We appreciate your feedback, though! Kind regards, DJ Bergquist Guest Experience & Sales Manager | Evergreen Escapes
Good but not worth the price
Alisha_R, Apr 2023
Great tour guide. However, the hike time mentioned in the itinerary is a minimum of three hours but we only ended up doing a max of 30 min hike total in the day trip. Poor planning on the company's part. We stopped by at least three restrooms on the way to park before we started hiking. We did not snowshoe hike in Paradise as planned because the guide wasn't sure of the snow safety. So we were taken to another spot, only to find 10 minutes later that the snow got dangerous for us to hike there - so we turned away. The second and the last hike we did was for 10 minutes through a wooded forest. So a total of 30 minutes hike is all we did. The tour company needs to set the right expectations for the amount they charge. The food was cold, bland and insufficient for the group. For $300+, they could've gotten a good deal with a restaurant at a park visitor center. Not worth the money. Felt like we were on a scouts trip - I would've been okay with that if the tour was much cheaper. Great people on the tour though.
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi Alicia, I am sorry we fell short of your expectations for your trip. Unfortunately, sometimes snow hazards can create conditions that are not safe for our guests to explore, and it sounds like this may have been one of those rare times. We always prioritize guest safety, and if that means we can't explore a certain area of the park, so be it. Guest safety is something we do not waiver on, and if our guide felt the snow-covered trails weren't safe, we will stand behind their decision. With exploring remote national parks, there aren't areas to prepare food, so we are unable to provide fine dining opportunities. There is no restaurant at the visitor center, and the restaurant in Paradise Inn doesn't open until later in the year. We do try our best to provide filling, healthy meals from a local co-op deli here in Seattle. With that said, I do apologize that the food was not to your standard, and appreciate the feedback you gave so that we can improve our tours. We are constantly trying to learn about how we can be better, so I appreciate the insight. I hope we get the chance to make this trip up to you in the future. Kind regards, DJ Bergquist Guest Experience & Sales Manager | Evergreen Escapes
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what a trip!
nic325, Apr 2023
Our guide Mal is very professional and take good care of us during the trip, and Ellie who is learning to be a guide is very nice and helpful as well, I had a wonderful time. And we saw a lot of elke, what a luck!
Response from Host, May 2023
Thanks for sharing your tour experience! Seeing the elk must have been the cherry on top of a great day. So happy we got to explore with you! Kind regards, DJ Bergquist Guest Experience & Sales Manager | Evergreen Escapes
Beautiful day trip with a...
Alexander_T, Mar 2023
Beautiful day trip with a very knowledgeable and accommodating guide. Would absolutely recommend for a day trip.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thanks for the recommendation Alexander! Happy to hear you had an incredible time! Kind regards, Kenzi General Manager | Evergreen Escapes
Book if you’re thinking about it!
Sanela_F, Mar 2023
Excellent tour!! I’m traveling solo & was considering renting a car to drive to Mount Rainier for the first time & I’m glad I went with the tour instead. It was a small group & Marty was the tour guide. Marty is incredibly knowledgeable & provided education during the entire trip. I’m also vegan & there were plenty vegan options available for snacks & for lunch! Lots of snow on Mount Rainier & perfect for snow shoeing. Marty was really patient & allowed the group to determine pace & snow shoe distance. The views are beautiful, especially if you have some sun & clear skies. Pick up & drop off we’re smooth & timely. I would highly recommend it!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hi Sanela, Thanks for the kind review and for sharing your experience with other travelers! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your small-group tour -- definitely more fun and less stressful than trying to explore the park on your own! Hope to see you out on another tour soon! Cheers, DJ Bergquist Guest Experience & Sales Manager | Evergreen Escapes
Great Experience!! Highly recommend!!
James_A, Feb 2023
Hiking in snow shoes and getting amazing views of the mountains was so amazing! The weather was great and we were able to get away from the crowds rather quickly. My guide, Marty, was so knowledgeable about the park and knew which spots were great for pictures. He really made the whole experience a blast. I highly recommend this tour for all travelers especially solo travelers.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hi James, So glad you had a good time exploring Mt. Rainier with Marty! We appreciate you sharing your tour experience with other travelers, and hope to get you out to some of our wonderful national parks during the summer months as well! Cheers, DJ Bergquist Guest Experience & Sales Manager | Evergreen Escapes
Amazing day snowshoeing
Mark_W, Jan 2023
I had a great experience! Evan was our tour guide and he was amazing! He shared so much about nature and the area, it was awesome to learn so much in a day. It was my first time snowshoeing and my first time in that much snow and it was so much fun! It was great exchanging experiences and talking to Evan on the way there and back, he definitely made our experience exceptional
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hi Mark, Sounds like you were able to learn a lot from Evan, and had a great time exploring the snowy landscape of Mt. Rainier National Park! Hope to see you out on another great tour! Cheers, DJ Bergquist Guest Experience & Sales Manager | Evergreen Escapes
Fine Opportunity To Connect With Nature
tom_o, Nov 2022
A fine company to deal with and very professional too. The outdoors and this walking trip of Mt Ranier present a wonderful opportunity for connecting with nature and recharging your batteries while gaining perspective on the world around you.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thanks for sharing your experience with other travelers! We love getting people outdoors to recharge their batteries and connect with the natural world around them. Hope to see you on another tour soon! Cheers, DJ Bergquist Guest Experience & Sales Manager | Evergreen Escapes
Maria_c, Oct 2022
Hiking to the mountain rainier and the food was great. The tour guide was a knowledgeable person regarding the trip
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Maria, Thanks for sharing! We hope we get to travel with you again! Kind regards, DJ Bergquist Guest Experience & Sales Manager | Evergreen Escapes
Great Trip to Rainier!
Daniel_W, Oct 2022
Great trip. Tour guide Evan was extremely knowledgeable about Mt. Rainier and the surrounding old forest. He knew the identity of every plant, mushroom and TREE!!!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Daniel, Glad you had such a great time with Evan! As expert naturalist guides, all of our guides have immense knowledge of our natural areas and the plants and animals that inhabit those areas - very happy to hear that Evan shared his knowledge with you during your tour! Hope to see you again in the future! Kind regards, DJ Bergquist Guest Experience & Sales Manager | Evergreen Escapes
Simply amazing
Mukta_J, Oct 2022
This was an amazing experience. I was impressed by the fact that everything the guide did was eco friendly. The food was delicious and the tour was very enjoyable.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Mukta, Thanks for sharing! We strive to be as eco-friendly as possible as we rely on these outdoor spaces and want to ensure they are available for future generations. Sustainability is a core principle of our tours, and we appreciate you recognizing our efforts! Hope to tour with you again soon! Kind regards, DJ Bergquist Guest Experience & Sales Manager | Evergreen Escapes
Spiritual Experience immersed in Nature's Natural Beauty!
Diane_C, Oct 2022
On Tuesday Oct 4th we met Evan Seyfried our guide their office. We had a rental car, drove into the city, and left our car at their start location. We left in drizzle and fig stopping halfway for snacks and a bathroom. As we approached the sun came out, crystal clear visibility, and blue skys! What a sight to behold! We hiked and Evan guided us to several beautiful scenic spots. We saw wildlife on the trails and in the sky. The scenery was just breathtaking on all accounts and helped to distract from the steep ups and downs! A yummy picnic lunch back at the lot that was fabulous and rewarding after our efforts! We called our group the "Sunrise Seekers". Evan took us next to a hike in another location to a beautiful waterfall! He took great care in assuring we were safe and doing well at all times. Very comforting since we were the oldest couple their! Our last stop was a walk through an Old Growth forest that was incredible to experience seeing and "feeling" these trees that were hundreds of years old! We had a fun ride back, topped off by a beautiful sunset outside of Seattle. Thank you Evan for making this trip the highlight of our week here! I highly recommend Evergreen Escapes for an experience you won't forget! Diane+Jo-Anne
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Diane, Thanks for sharing! I am so happy to hear that your tour was the highlight of your trip here! The scenery really is amazing out there, and being able to immerse yourself in our natural spaces is such a special experience. I hope the "Sunrise Seekers" come back again soon! Kind regards, DJ Bergquist Guest Experience & Sales Manager | Evergreen Escapes
Majestic Views of Mt. Rainier with Evergreen Escapes
Jeremy_N, Oct 2022
Our tour guide, Owen, was fantastic! He was so knowledgeable about the flora and fauna of the region. He pointed out the many highlights along the way. I was unable to do the hikes due to a recent knee injury, so my sister and I were able to hang back near the van or at the welcome center and were still able to enjoy the sights. The breakfast provided was tea or coffee with pumpkin bread. There was always an assortment of beverages and trail bars available. Lunch was an amazing spread of chicken, cauliflower bites, ravioli and ginger tofu, all from the local Puget Community Co-op, so the food was bursting with flavors. Owen provided a large snickerdoodle cookie at the end of our journey which was a treat! There were ample stops to take pictures of the mountain and natural habitats. By far, one of the most enjoyable trips I have taken from a tour operator!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Those snickerdoodle cookies are so good! And Owen's local knoweldge is pretty impressive too :) Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with future travelers, Jeremy! Kind regards, Kenzi | Evergreen Escapes
Highly recommend this excursion with this guide.
Debra_H, Oct 2022
Loved the views from Mt Rainier. Easy hiking trail. The guide was fantastic in so many ways. I learned a great deal from him about the trees, vegetation, species of birds. He had a great way of introducing the group to each other by having each person tell something about themselves. He made the whole excursion from the drive to Mt Rainier to the drive back to the city entertaining. His enthusiasm for nature was captivating. While he worked very hard to make this excursion very enjoyable and a learning experience, I did not like when he said he would appreciate a tip. It’s understood in the Viator information tipping is not included in the price.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Debra, Thanks for sharing your tour experience! I'm glad you enjoyed the trails and views so much, along with learning so many things about the park! Tipping is not required, but your guides graciously accept tips based on their hard work. The tour guides are the ones who make the tour experience so special, and often people will tip because their guide went above and beyond what a normal tour guide would do - which is one thing that Evergreen Escapes guides are known for. Often times, people don't know if they should tip or not, so I think that was just your guide informing people that he would accept a tip if offered one. Many people don't book our tours through Viator, so information regarding tipping is not always understood. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, DJ Bergquist Guest Experience & Sales Manager | Evergreen Escapes
Great guide. Excellent...
Evan_C, Oct 2022
Great guide. Excellent tour. We didn’t plan on visiting rainier this trip but booked this tour last minute which took the hassle of planning a hike away.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Evan, Glad to hear your spontaneous tour was worth it! Sometimes those last-minute experiences are some of the best. Hope to see you back again soon! Cheers, DJ Bergquist Guest Experience & Sales Manager | Evergreen Escapes


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