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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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The most friendly and helpful rangers in any N.P.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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Elma, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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193 helpful votes 193 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
7 attraction reviews
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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Bonney Lake, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Great roads, numerous hiking trails, an interesting history, and abundant restaurants on all roads in and out of the park make this a great experience. Mt. Rainier is a photographer's dream and their visitor's center is nice. Be sure and check out the hiking trails near the visitor's center as most are wheel chair accessible and all lead to interesting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I'm so glad we booked a tour to go to Mount Rainier, our tour guide was the Best. Very professional, polite and funny! He (Joe)! Was wonderful and we would love to come back sometime. One can truly see God's beautiful and perfect creations. We will do it again and ask for Joe as our guide.

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Defiance, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This was the first "adventure trip" my wife and I took when we first met. Coming from the flatlands of Ohio Mt. Rainier National Park is like a whole new world. It's beautiful. Flowing waterfalls, wildlife all over. I cannot wait to bring my children to the amazing place.

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Gurgaon, India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

From the way to get there to the majestic mountain itself, everything was just awesome!!! It was covered with snow. They show a tiny movie which tells you about the habitat & mysteriousness of the mountain. A must watch!!! :-)

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