Mount Rainier, Mount Rainier National Park

Must see · Mountain · Nature / Park
Considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world, Mount Rainier luckily hasn't erupted in the past 100 years. With around 8,000 people a year completing the three-day climb to the top peak, the volcano is popular with experienced climbers. The park is also known for its easier trails, which come with scenic views across the range. Mountain bike trails are available, and you can enjoy snow sports, such as skiing, in the colder months. If you're looking for the perfect picture, check out the reflection lakes where you can capture a stunning image of the volcano and its reflection. A visit to Mount Rainier represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Mount Rainier National Park trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • The first day we went it drizzled and we couldn’t see anything. We hated to miss out so we drove back the next morning and the view was beautiful. (Our teen didn’t think round 2 was worth it so she...  more »
  • I'm pretty sure nobody gives negative review to national parks, but having visited 10+ now, this one is one of the most beautiful that I've ever seen. I entered on the east side early on a foggy...  more »
  • My husband and I took a half day trip to this National Park. It was about 30-45 minute wait to get in. It was a beautiful drive that it very slow and windey. The drive is a bit scary, though, as it...  more »
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  • Great beauty. I think it is a good idea to bring gloves/mittens when near the top of the volcano.
  • Amazing place, easy access to great panorama views and good hiking trails.. the mountain is wonderful
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  • A piece of heaven in the earth. Can’t find words to describe the beauty of this mountain
  • Ho boy oh boy she is one big papa! 5 stars awarded for beauty, elegance, making me feel inconsequential, and Distinct elements of Danger. Will love her till he blows!

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