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Mount Rainier National Park
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park

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Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Hiking Trail, Scenic Lookout, Park
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55210 238th Avenue East Ashford, WA 98304
(360) 569-2211
https://www.nps.gov/mora/index.htm
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At nearly fifteen thousand feet above sea level, the peak of Mount Rainier can be seen in the Washington skyline for miles in all directions. This is in fact the most prominent mountain in the ... Read more
continental United States and the center one of country's oldest national parks. Boasting nearly 240,000 acres, this expansive park was founded in 1899 and today hosts some of the region's best places to enjoy outdoor activities. Visit the Longmire Museum to learn more about local history, view the gorgeous wildflower meadows at the Paradise Jackson Visitor Center or pitch your tent at the Ipsut Creek Campground for an overnight stay. The many miles of hiking trails include the short, easy Rain Forest Nature Trail that goes in a loop and the more challenging 17 mile Carbon Glacier Trail that weaves near the edge of a glacier fed river.

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Mount Rainier is as amazing as you imagine. The mountain is so massive! It was amazing to see how close we could get to the peak, or it appears to be because the peak is so big. Either way, it's an amazing place to be.

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Beautiful National centered on the massive volcano which is Mt Rainier. One of the first National Parks. Lots of hiking and even some old growth forest preserved here.

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Tolmie Peak of Mount Rainier, 5.5 miles round trip
Great view of the mountain, lake you can swim in!
Lots of mosquitos, especially next to the lake!
Not recommended for beginners.
The road to the trail head was hard to drive too, needed to drive 20 mph for 20-30 mins. Make sure your tires are healthy and strong!

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Greater Seattle, Washington

Beautiful view of Mount Rainier. You can check out trails around Rainier as well. Seattle is a place for amazing hiking trails so if you are a nature lover, do explore some trails.

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Creswell, Oregon

We are located only 6 miles from the main entrance to the National Park. There are the Longmire and Paradise areas. It is a magical area, with sight-seeing, hiking, biking, snowshoeing, sledding and cross-country skiing. The Longmire area is open 365 days a year, with a restaurant, gift shop and equipment rentals. Paradise is open late spring, through summer, to early autumn. There are 2 excellent restaurants and the Jackson Information Center...

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Burns, Kansas

Spectacular park for hiking, sightseeing, mountaineering and everything in between!

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Seattle, Washington, USA

Sunrise has wonderful trails with breathtaking views of Mt. Rainier. Make sure to wear plenty of layers, no matter what time of year.

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St Cloud

This was by far the best and most beautiful place...we made a day out of it. Go up to paradise and hike up to Myrtle Falls. Saw deer...so close you could touch them. Kids saw snow for the first time there as well. The car ride up was a little intense...but so worth it...watch out for moose...one walked right out in front of us.

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Gig Harbor, Washington

A beautiful national park throughout the year to visit. Beautiful wild flowers in summer and great snowshoeing in winter

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San Francisco, California, USA

Sunrise is the best time and I obviously missed that but it's a nice family spot since there is no hiking, which also means families and tourists galore.

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South Windsor, Connecticut, USA

A truly awe inspiring experience. Take the Skyline Trail. It's steep for 20 mins so take your time but the view of Mount Rainier is breathtaking! If you're more adventurous and physically fit then I suggest taking the Skyline Trail Loop. Wear sun block, good walking shoes, pack a light jacket, and a take a bottle of water. Lots of people and park rangers, never felt lost or in danger. Best part is seeing wildlife hanging out; deer, birds and Marmots (cute fuzzy mountain woodchuck). I have hiked many places in North America, Mount Rainier is right there at the top of my list.

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Drive to the glacier at the top, passing beautiful waterfalls and plenty of hiking trails. Outstandingly beautiful.

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Foster City, California, USA

I have been to Seattle a few times but never had the chance to properly visit Mt Rainier National Park. So this trip, I decided to drive there to enjoy the scenery and do a short hike. From east entrance to the west, it was a very scenic drive with many view points of Mt Rainier along the way. Recommend to stop at Paradise area for the Visitor's center and to do a nice scenic hike along the Skyline Trail. It's relatively easy hike with the best views of Mt Rainier.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

Simply beautiful! The Pacific Northwest's highest peak! 14,410' above sea-level! Mount Rainier is an active volcano - there are expeditions, gardens, and much more! This is the view flying from SEA to BUR. #Rainier #Peak #Nature #Beauty #Mountain #Climbing #JetSet

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Federal Way

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!! You might even see plenty of deer. My family and I ran into an entire pack of deers and they're beautiful animals. The hike can get pretty tiring, but it's honestly great for those who love the outdoors and photographic sceneries.

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Seattle, Washington, USA

A beautiful and well maintained national park of the majestic Mt. Rainier. The sunrise visitor center (pictured) is a good starting point. Many trailheads for all levels start and end here. Make sure you pack your bug repellant and sunblock all year round. Food options are very limited but the visitor center has drinks and small snacks.

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Tacoma, Washington, USA

Spectacular view!! Can't visit Washington state without taking a peak at Mt. Rainier!

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New York City, New York State, USA

Breathtaking views and tons of choices of trails.
This is one of the easiest parks to navigate, their trail maps are spot on, their trails are marked to perfection!
I went out with one agenda - Skyline Trail from Paradise! I was able to detour up to a great vista, back to the main trail, then take random offshoots when I was returning to base.
Best. Park. Ever.

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Maple Valley, Washington, USA

Hundreds of hikes to choose from, multiple entry points into the park, camping and lodging in and around the park, and a view that never gets old. Ever. No cell service, so plan ahead.

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United States

Beautiful national park that everybody should visit if in the Seattle area. Plenty to see. Nature at its best. Good between July-August when the weather is clear and plan for taking the hike up for a nicer view.

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