Mount Rainier



Mount Rainier is the ultimate in American alpine climbing. Outdoor adventurers have plenty to do at this all-seasons destination and mountaineers love this 14,411-foot climb. 

Paradise, on the southwest side of Mount Rainier National Park, keeps climbers busy with more than 16 trail networks. As one of the prime winter-use areas, Paradise Meadows is a snow enthusiast’s utopia where sledding, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing thrive. During the rest of the year, enjoy Paradise for backpacking, fishing, and day tripping.

At an elevation of more than 6,400 feet, Sunrise is the highest point that can be reached by vehicle. With acres of wildflower meadows, views of glaciers and spectacular sights, Sunrise is full of magnificent scenery. From the summit you can hike, bike, ski or snowshoe your way back down. On the lower slopes, take a guided snowshoe tour and venture through the playground of snow. This snowy mountain transforms from a winter wonderland to a summer oasis—perfect for year-round recreation. Test your arm with extreme disc golf or saddle up a horse and trot through the wildflowers.

Mountain Neighbors

Explore small, countryside communities full of charm on the roads leading to Mount Rainier. With a combination of vintage storefronts, native wildlife, and historic preservation, these communities will leave you with memories for a lifetime. Enjoy Ashford's extensive trails before you reach Mount Rainier National Park’s Paradise entrance. Buckley is the perfect place to hike, bike or blade the Foothills Trail, a former railroad line. Get up-close and personal to wildlife on a tram ride in Eatonville or step back a century in Elbe. Discover why Orting is called the “small town with big views” and check out the genuine “Old West” flavor Roy has to offer. Shop Wilkeson’s antique stores lining Main Street. Stay overnight in a cabin or inn to complete your mountain experience.

Top Five

  1. Mount Rainier National Park
  2. Climbing + Hiking
  3. Largest, No-Fee Hut-to-Hut Trail System
  4. Family-Friendly Lodging
  5. All-Seasons Recreation

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