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Address: Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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Activities: Mountaineering, Hiking
Description: At 14,410 feet, Mount Rainier is the fifth highest mountain in the...
At 14,410 feet, Mount Rainier is the fifth highest mountain in the continental 48 states.
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Stunning scenic drive

The scenic drive thru Mount Rainier National Park is just stunning. It's just gorgeous. You get to see snow, streams, rivers, waterfalls, meadows, the whole deal. Great for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The scenic drive thru Mount Rainier National Park is just stunning. It's just gorgeous. You get to see snow, streams, rivers, waterfalls, meadows, the whole deal. Great for a relaxing drive and picnic.

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Adelaide, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I fell in love with Seattle on my first visit to the US looked at Mount Rainier and said that is a must do. Six years later and I finally got to fulfill my dream. In a word "Breathtaking". To come from one of the driest places in the world to this - what a contrast. Lush, green with glaciers... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Add visiting Mount Rainier National Park to your bucket list, It doesn’t get any better than this on a clear day. The sight of this magnificent creation of Mother Nature will take your breath away, literally, especially if you climbed a ways to see it. Our latest visit it was semi cloudy with some showers and Paradise Lodge was closed,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Whether you want to trek on foot, backpack the back country or drive through this Mountain park, their is something for everyone. The Summit has a great place to purchase trinkets and souvenirs. You can also camp in a trailer or in a tent here. The rivers, streams and waterfalls are awesome to see. This is a Must see if... More 

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Elma, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Mount Rainier is one of the most spectacular dormant volcano mountains in the US. Glaciers and river flows that put awe into every viewpoint! If you are 62 or older, get your $10 dollar Senior Pass that allows you and your carload into National Parks for free!

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Beautiful, majestic and inspiring. You won't have enough time to soak it up. We particularly enjoyed the hike up to Owyhigh lake. The flowers were in full bloom in July. The rangers there were very helpful and friendly. We took our entire family (10 of us) and had no problems. One very important thing to remember- Get reservations or be... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

If you are in Seattle, you must go to Rainier! Even if you don't hike, you can drive through the park and get a great view and awesome pictures. It is worth the $15 entry fee, which is good for a week. Try a trail though if you can!

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Vail, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I was at the park for less than 48 hours but loved every minute of it! I stayed in 2 campgrounds for 1 night each (Cougar Rock and White River). The first evening I walked the Trail of Shadows, looked at the outside exhibits at the Longmire Museum, and hiked to Carter and Madcap Falls. The next day I stopped... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The website claims you must carry tire chains in your car to enter the park during the winter, but this is not enforced unless there is a pending storm so don't bother. Enter the park through the Nisqually Entrance in the southwest corner of the mountain (must pay $15 admission fee per vehicle), then drive along the picturesque Paradise Road... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

An amazing place for people of all ages. Give it a whole, long day! Or stay overnight at a lodge, if you dont camp.

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