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Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Yakima, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Nothing to dislike about it except the parking. You have to arrive before 10 am to avoid a long walk to Paradise. At the end of July the wildflowers are at their best. The trails can be crowded at times, but most people are friendly and willing to talk, especially those from another country.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

the place is pretty far from town and it takes time to drive up to the top of the hill but worth to visit. it's one of signature tourist point for Seattle. Drive way is pretty rough and have many curves and turns. there're many base and scenic view spot which you can drop off and take photo or get... More

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Kennewick, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I have been fortunate to get to go to the mountain 1-3 times a year for almost 30 years. I never tire of it! It has so much to offer. Whatever sort of traveler you are, there is a way for you to enjoy it. Visit the National Park website and plan a trip.

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Eatonville, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Our goal this summer was to take one hike a week at Mount Rainier National Park. There are so many gorgeous places to hike at the mountain! We decided to avoid the crowds at Paradise, so my favorite hikes this year were the High Lakes Trail (for the wildflowers),Lake George (pretty place to camp in the future) Pinnacle Peak (amazing... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We took the route from Puyallup up to the Paradise Inn and had lunch. Not as much road traffic on a clear September day. The trip up was great and something we had not thought of doing BUT was recommended by locals so we did.

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Seattle
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135 reviews 135 reviews
91 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

There is no way, you can spend just one day at Rainier. You might be able to tie Rainier with one of your top international sites . . Very sincerely. . .ya can't beat it. . .ya just can't. Do Paradise . .Do Sunrise . .Do the trail of the Patriarchs. . .Gotta hike the skyline trail based out of... More

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We hiked around Mt. Rainier for 2 days in late August. The wildflowers were blooming at their peak-- bright purples, pinks, and yellows nestled around rocks and babbling brooks. It was simply breathtaking. We hiked above the meadows into snowfields where we could see the line of mountaineers plodding their way up to Camp Muir and perhaps the summit. There... More

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gurnee, il
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I visited Mt. Rainier in April 2014. Only one waterfall/hiking path was open and we made our ascent in our car the landscaped changed from green, snowless land to about 12 feet of snow with a path plowed through it. This visit we encountered no snow, but we were able to visit three falls. Beware that the map they give... More

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Mount Rainier has 2 sides- the Sunrise side with its glaciers, snow covered, powerful beauty. Stay overnight nearby so you can enjoy the hikes to hidden treasures. We stayed at the Crystal Mountain Resort, and set off early the next day for the Paradise side of Rainier. We were surprised by alpine meadows filled with flowers in a rainbow of... More

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Virginia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We had a wonderful visit to Mount Rainier in late August and were able to pack a lot into the 24 hours we spent there. After a two hour drive from the Seattle area, we arrived at the northern part of the park and saw Mount Rainier at a pullout and took a picture. It took another hour to reach... More

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