Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

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  • What an experience it was to hike the Skyline Trail...in the snow!! We were there just a few days after Rainier received an early snowfall of 6-8 inches of snow and it gave a totally different experie...  more »
  • Mount Rainier is pretty accessible from the Seattle area. If the conditions are good, which is rare, you can see it from town. Although it appears to be a stand alone mountain, there is tons of area a...  more »
  • Hiked the loop clock wise on a clear day. Amazing view. Very little snow on trail. Peak fall color at later half of the loop. Happy hiking!  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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