Mount Rainier, Mount Rainier National Park

Must see · Mountain · Nature / Park
Considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world, Mount Rainier luckily hasn't erupted in the past 100 years. With around 8,000 people a year completing the three-day climb to the top peak, the volcano is popular with experienced climbers. The park is also known for its easier trails, which come with scenic views across the range. Mountain bike trails are available, and you can enjoy snow sports, such as skiing, in the colder months. If you're looking for the perfect picture, check out the reflection lakes where you can capture a stunning image of the volcano and its reflection. A visit to Mount Rainier represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Mount Rainier National Park trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • The first day we went it drizzled and we couldn’t see anything. We hated to miss out so we drove back the next morning and the view was beautiful. (Our teen didn’t think round 2 was worth it so she...  more »
  • I'm pretty sure nobody gives negative review to national parks, but having visited 10+ now, this one is one of the most beautiful that I've ever seen. I entered on the east side early on a foggy...  more »
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  • Great beauty. I think it is a good idea to bring gloves/mittens when near the top of the volcano.
  • Amazing place, easy access to great panorama views and good hiking trails.. the mountain is wonderful

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Popular things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

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Hiking Trail
Skyline Trail
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Forest
Grove of the Patriarchs
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Valley
Paradise Valley Paradise
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Waterfall
Narada Falls Paradise
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Trails in Mount Rainier National Park

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Hiking Trail
Paradise Loop
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Box Canyon Loop
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Hiking Trail
Snow Lake Trail
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Wonderland Trail
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Mount Rainier National Park

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Waterfall
Comet Falls
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Outdoor Activity
Reflection Lakes
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Naches Peak Loop Trail
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Mount Rainier National Park

Mountain
Mt Si North Bend
4.1
Duration: 6 hours
Hiking Trail
Rattlesnake Mountain Trail North Bend
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Winery / Vineyard
Swiftwater Cellars Cle Elum
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Ski Area
The Summit at Snoqualmie Snoqualmie Pass
3.2
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Mount Rainier National Park

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Waterfall
Christine Falls Viewpoint
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Waterfall
Myrtle Falls Paradise
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Waterfall
Spray Falls
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Water Body
Mowich Lake
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Nearby attractions in Mount Rainier National Park

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Visitor Center
Sunrise Visitor Center
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Visitor Center
Henry M. Jackson Visitor Center Paradise
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
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Hiking Trail
Camp Muir Trail Paradise
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
Hiking Trail
Burroughs Mountain Trail
5.0
Duration: 2 hours