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Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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Private Tour
$120*
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Mt Rainier Day Trip from Seattle
98%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Mountaineering, Hiking
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Owner description: At 14,410 feet, Mount Rainier is the fifth highest mountain in the continental 48 states.
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Bourne
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We have never seen the mountain "out" as she was on November 8, 2014. We have been coming out to the Seattle area for 14 years and it usually is hidden by clouds. We drove from Bellevue and traveled clockwise around the mountain so that we would have the sun hitting the mountain as we traveled from the north around... More

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Valinhos, SP
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Very cool national park. Great views, mountains, lakes, rivers....a great place to get away from cities and get some nature. 2.5 hours from Seattle, ideal to spend a nice day...Wonderfull for photo lovers....but be prepared, it can be very cold close to Rainier top...Just to remind that Rainier is a vulcano....

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Fremont, California
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995 helpful votes 995 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

When we were in Washington, we were "treated" to some awesome views of Mount Rainer as we traveled through the state. Mount Ranier standing at 14,409 feet is impressive. We have driven through Mount Ranier National Park and seen the forests, water areas and lodges there.

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Pensacola, Florida
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24 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

So many great views. Many many waterfalls. Large trees, deep gorge with water running through it, colorful moss. Plenty of pull offs and short hikes for some great views. Many longer hikes for the more adventurous. Fall is such a beautiful time. Cell service is minimal. Enjoy the outdoors and be prepared.

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Central Indiana
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58 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We have visited 35 national parks and Mt. Rainier ranks right up there with my favorites. The park views are wonderful and the hiking is phenomenal. We stayed at Paradise Inn which is close to many trailheads. Some trails near the inn are paved allowing everyone access to the great outdoors. We were there in September and the crowds were... More

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Grinnell, Iowa
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17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Mt. Rainier was the sixth national park I visited on my 16-day trip. I got there early--8 a.m.--to beat the Saturday crowd. Since I have an annual pass (cost: $80.00), there was no additional admission charge. The park is HUGE, so even one day was just not enough time. The natural beauty is almost overwhelming. Much of it seems to... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

A blur of gray mist environed us the entire route of our circumnavigation of Mount Rainier. It dampened neither our appreciation or nor awe of this wild and mysterious place – ever changing at every curve. And, oh mercy, there are plenty of curves! Moral: Don’t let the weather deter your visit. Entering the park at the Nisqually Entrance you... More

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Pennsylvania
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440 helpful votes 440 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My spouse and I visited Mount Rainier National Park on a Saturday afternoon in early August 2014. Mount Rainier National Park features valleys, waterfalls, sub-alpine meadows, old-growth forest, and glaciers (including the two most famous glaciers, Carbon and Emmons). The park entrance fee is $15 per car, which is good for re-entry for seven consecutive days. In 1899, the United... More

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Fountain Valley, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We went on a 10 hour tour with Viator to Mt Rainier. We were picked up at our hotel by a friendly driver and away we went. Be sure to dress warm, layers are best as it does get very cold at certain stops. The day we went was absolutely beautiful and the view was breathtaking. We made stops on... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is a gorgeous place to visit, at about a 2 hour drive from Seattle. There are various ways to enter the park, which can be confusing. All I can say is pick one and enter. You will not be disappointed. Make your way to the Paradise visitor's center for a lovely film about the geological and cultural history and... More

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