Seattle

Touring and Hiking in Mt. Rainier National Park

Seattle, United States
Touring and hiking scenic places in Mt Rainier National Park

From US$179.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Mobile ticket

Overview

Explore the highlights of Mt. Rainier National Park on this day tour filled with glaciers, waterfalls, lakes, and old growth forests. From Seattle, we'll head to the park and hike from the Visitor Center at Paradise one mile to a picnic next to giant glaciers. We'll also see Reflection Lake, Narada Falls and Christine Falls. In Winter and Spring seasons (November-June) we will snowshoe rather than hike—no experience required.
  • See the surrounding mountains reflected in Reflection Lake
  • Picnic next to a giant glacier
  • Hike or snowshoe to the best sites of the park, depending on the season
  • Visit the cascading falls of Narada and Christine Falls

What's Included

  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Bottled water
  • Trekking poles
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Lunch - Vegetarian sandwiches and pasta salad
  • Snacks - Fruits, vegetables, nuts, crackers, and scones
  • Snowshoes

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • 400 Pine St
      400 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

      We will meet at the big arch in Westlake Park on 400 Pine St. I will be wearing a pink flower fleece pullover, so it should be easy to spot me.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Mount Rainier

    10 hours Admission Ticket Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not recommended for travelers with knee or hip problems
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Reviews

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    Wonderul trip with an amazing guide
    Sarah_G, Sept 2023
    This was an amazing trip, with a fun group of fellow travellers and our wonderful tour guide Susan, who was such a nice and lovely help for the whole day. And the trip and its different stops were beathtaking!
    Picturesque Tour of Mount Rainier
    Julie_S, Sept 2023
    We enjoyed seeing Mount Rainier from several perspectives. Also, the hiking was fun and educational. We were able to see some wildlife on the hike, as well. Susan was very knowledgeable and patient. It was all very beautiful!
    Excellent Small Group Tour
    Kim_R, Sept 2023
    Our trip with Susan was wonderful. A delightful woman, she made a delicious vegetarian lunch, brought snacks, water and trekking poles and carried all of it to our lunch destination at Mount Rainier! We saw beautiful old forests, beautiful waterfalls and since it was a beautiful day, incredible views and hiking at Mount Rainier. Nice small group. Susan’s knowledge of this area was excellent and she was able to teach us so much. She’s very accommodating and made us all comfortable.
    Susan is great tour guide
    Harkirat_K, Sept 2023
    Susan is a great tour guide, she knows the area well, She showed us a lot of viewpoints that showed us the mountain from different angles, it was great
    Book this tour!
    Ashley_L, Sept 2023
    Sue was a fantastic guide who showed us around the must see spots around the park. Beautiful day well spent taking in gorgeous views. Worth every penny!
    The effort could not be faulted
    Thomas_F, Sept 2023
    So due to poor weather conditions we could not see the mountain but the trip itself was still one to savour. What I really wanted from my trip was a walk in the woods and the group wasn’t too big so it gave a feel of being in the great outdoors. Our guide Susan couldn’t have done more for us, we were provided a packed lunch and she was extremely knowledgeable about the park and the various sites we walked in.
    Worth the hike to Mt Rainier
    Jaimini_P, Sept 2023
    Mt Rainier hike was a beautiful experience and out your guide Susan took a lot of time explaining to us through the entire journey from where we were picked up and dropped off It was a leisurely climb with breathtaking views as the mountain was surrounded by clouds to big with and then not. It was hot at this time of the year so I would suggest sunscreen and light wear. We had our lunch halfway and Susan had carried multipolar items with water bottles for all of us. What a trooper ! I was out of breath carrying myself :) I would certainly suggest this trip for everyone as we saw parents with young children making the ascend We were Pleasantly surprised by a marmot who sniffed at our ankles and posed for pictures :)
    Amazing trip! We were...
    Olha_T, Aug 2023
    Amazing trip! We were able to hike in so many different places around Mt Rainier. Our guide Susan has so much interesting facts and information about the park. Also she was caring and responsive to requests about additional stops on our way to take more photos.
    Amazing tour with Grogeous views and Awesome guide
    ticker2089, Aug 2023
    This tour was really amazing with gorgeous views of Mt. Rainier and waterfalls within the park. Susan was a really great and knowledgeable guide. She provided water, food and snacks throughout the tour. The tour included a 1 mile hike that was somewhat steep, but Susan paced very well for those who found it a little challenging. The other stops were either quick photo stops or stops with 5-20 minute walks. This was a great tour of Mt. Rainier and I highly reccomend it!
    Enjoy Rainier without the fuss
    Marco_S, Aug 2023
    It's always nice to get out there and enjoy nature, but with someone who knows their stuff about the park and can take you to the cool sights
    Highly recommend!!
    Haruka_F, Aug 2023
    Susan is an amazing tour guide. Actually, this is my first experience of hiking, but thanks to Susan, I had a wonderful time. Highly recommend!
    Great option for solo or car-less seattle travelers
    Grace_H, Aug 2023
    Susan was an amazing host and a great driver. On the 2.5 hour drive to the park she gave us a stop for bathrooms and snacks but otherwise let us rest for most of the way up. Once we entered the park she started telling us about different sites. We did our biggest hike first, stopping by the visitors center and climbing a trail that brought us closer and closer to Mr. Rainier for some amazing pictures. Some of our group opted for the short version and sat at a stopping point to have lunch. Others took our lunch to go and did a longer hike before looping back and meeting the group. The veggie & cheese sandwiches, pasta salad, and fruit were all great! I loved the focus on reusable containers Susan had so we didn’t make much trash besides plastic water bottles which were easy to pack out. After that we made about 6 smaller stops along the way at scenic view points or small <.5mile walks to see waterfalls or rivers or 1000+ year old trees. Finally we made one last pit stop for bathrooms and snacked on the options provided (crackers, fruit, trail mix, coffee, tea) on the way home. This was a great option for me as a solo traveler. I felt super comfortable with Susan and the group. Not needing to drive myself was so nice. Not only did I save on gas, park entry fees and more but I got to nap on the way home with no worries! Since I only had one day to spend in the park I loved being guided to some stand out areas. In a short amount of time I feel like I got to see so much!
    Amazytrip for a fair price
    Gerald_H, Aug 2023
    This trip packs in a lot of memorable things to see in 1 day. The van ride was packed full of 11 people, but it was a fun trip once we got out in the national park and got to explore all of the amazing things to see at Mount Rainier. Amazing price for the trip, transportation, lunch, snacks and drinks provided.
    Beautiful views and...
    Trudy_G, Aug 2023
    Beautiful views and awesome experience! Susan was a wonderful, informative guide! Definitely recommend for all who like to hike.
    Balanced Adventuring
    A_A, Aug 2023
    The balance of travel, fun facts, Susan honestly being incredible, and the beautiful sites made this tour well worth it! Susan is one of the best guides I’ve experienced and if I go back I’ll absolutely book a tour with her again!
    Amazing Trip and Excellent Group Experience
    Bill_K, Aug 2023
    What a great time! If you want to get up close and personal with the mountain then a tour is highly recommended. The travel to and parking at the park can be a challenge so a tour is perfect for a no nonsense trip. Brian was an excellent tour guide. Very knowledgeable and personable. He knew a great deal about the area and does it for to be able to bring groups to experience it. The van was comfortable and clean. I really appreciated the lunch. It was homemade and very tasty! Loved the down home touch. There was plenty of water and healthy snacks. Highly, highly recommended WOW as your tour choice!
    Susan our driver and tour...
    oliviergraber, Aug 2023
    Susan our driver and tour guide was very nice and helpful , she organised food and drinks for all the group, with a self made pasta salad. I asked her if she could drop me at the airport on our way back, as I had a flight at 7.30pm and without hesitation she accepted it. Thank you very much Susan for this wonderful excursion. best regards Oliver from Switzerland
    Breathtaking
    moses_a, Aug 2023
    Amazing tour! Susan did a great job describing the various stops and their significance. She was also very nice and made sure everyone was enjoying the trip.
    Great Trip to see Mt Rainier
    Sandra_L, Aug 2023
    We had a great time with Susan very knowledgeable, she took us everywhere. We did some hiking and then had lunch like a picnic. Then she took us to see the lakes, the falls and the big trees. Love it. I recommend this trip to anybody. Thank you Susan and her work partner.
    Awesome
    Bryana_M, Aug 2023
    Trip was great Brian was awesome and we very much enjoyed the small group size. Really enjoyed the variety and Brian’s knowledge as well as his being so personable.
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