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Mount Rainier, Mount Rainier National Park

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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. By using our Mount Rainier National Park tourist route planner, you can arrange your visit to Mount Rainier and other attractions in Mount Rainier National Park.
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  • This park is beautiful - The views were amazing. We love reflection lake and all of the wild flowers. We would recommend staying in the park at the Paradise Inn for easy access to great hikes and view...  more »
  • We drove in from the Portland area, fully prepared for long lines in mid-July. We weren't quite prepared for all the road construction south of the park as well as within the park itself. My best esti...  more »
  • We had a rental car and it only cost $20 per car to enter the park. From there you can drive up to the most popular hiking spot, Paradise point, and you can hike up yourself as far as you want to. I h...  more »

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Where to stay in Mount Rainier National Park

You could visit Mount Rainier National Park on a day trip from Seattle, but you'll probably want to stay in or closer to the park to maximize your time there. The park provides three developed campgrounds and one primitive one with nearly 500 individual sites between them. For extra creature comforts, book a room at either the National Park Inn or the larger Paradise Inn. Many park visitors lay their heads in the villages west of the park along National Park Highway. Places such as Jasper, Mineral Lake, and Alder Lake offer a mix of lodges, inns, and bed and breakfasts, almost all of which deliver full views of towering Mount Rainier. You might also find reasonable summer deals on hotels at Crystal Mountain Ski Resort just north of the park, though this is a less convenient option.
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