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Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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Type: Mountains
Activities: Mountaineering, Hiking
Description: At 14,410 feet, Mount Rainier is the fifth highest mountain in the continental 48 states.
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Sydney Australia
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354 reviews 354 reviews
197 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Visited on a lovely clear winters day but only as far as Paradise due to snow/closed roads. The drive while long from Seattle was still interesting and the first clear view of Mt Rainier in the distance spurred us on. The road was winding and continually rising but had some lovely view points along the way. The skiers, toboganist's,snow trekkers... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

If you are in the area or even as far as Seattle then please take the time to go, the scenery is just gorgeous and the drive is magnificent. The lakes and the forests are out of your dreams, stop on the way to look at the falls and creeks, Narada is worth a stop on its own. Get out... More

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

The drive to Seattle takes a while, because you'll be making many stops at the numerous scenic overlooks. I made a loop around the whole mountain, took almost the full day. Go in the summer or early fall. I had one good day in November where I got lucky and had beautiful clear skies. Don't forget you're camera and video... More

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Orem, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

There are few mountains which compete with Rainier's majestic beauty. It has a size and a presence which is rare in the natural world. On our way to Seattle we could see Rainier from 80+ miles away. We instantly knew that we needed to visit the National Park and get up close and personal with this natural wonder. You'll find... More

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Beautiful! Come prepared to do the outdoor activity of your choice and enjoy all of the beauty...snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, sledding, hiking, camping, etc. We stayed at one of the inns in the park which was pretty convenient.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We did a 5 hour hike up Ranier. It's really so beautiful. Wish we could have spent more time and done more hikes. If you are in the NW area of the USA this is not to be missed.

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Mt. Rainier, which dominates the skyline from Seattle and Tacoma, is even more impressive up close. Travel to Paradise or Sunrise and go for a short hike. The flowers that bloom in August and September can't adequately be described with words. And to stand on the top of the mountain - incredible!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Such natural beauty! My friend and I went to the Paradise Visitor center one day. We scampered around the snowpack in our short sleeved t-shirts! Another day we took a drive through the winding park roads. There were many beautiful vistas, waterfalls, paths, etc. We then made an attempt to summit the mountain with RMI (I recommend them, especially for... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

It was a perfect day when we visited Mount Rainier. There are many trails to hike from easy to advanced. Even if you are not a hiker, the scenic drive is breath-taking.

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Elko, Nevada
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This place is incredible. The drive to Mt. Rainier National Park from Seattle was beautiful. We could see the mountain the whole way like giant stamp in the sky. It almost seemed unreal it was so massive and gorgeous. Once we passed through the main gates, we proceeded to head up to Paradise Visitor's Center. I think it was a... More

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