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Mt. Rainier Day Trip from Seattle

  • Find the very best views in the massive Mount Rainier National Park
  • Multiple stops for exploring, walking, and photography
  • Learn the history behind the active volcano from your guide
Mt. Rainier Day Trip from Seattle
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Mt. Rainier Day Trip from Seattle
With massive glaciers, powerful waterfalls, and alpine meadows, Mount Rainier National Park is among one of Washington's most spectacular reserves, but it can be hard to get to, especially in heavy traffic. Visiting the active volcano on a guided tour lets you focus on the views while your guide takes on the hassle of driving. Plus your guide knows some of the best stops to make at some of the most beautiful places in the park.
What to Expect
Meet a guide at your Seattle hotel, and then travel to Mount Rainier National Park, learning a bit about the local area along the way.

Pause a the Longmire Museum and National Park Inn, and keep your camera out at Christine Falls, which frames one of the classic views of Mount Rainier. Walk up the Nisqually River to stand at the foot of Narada Falls—at 188 feet (57 meters), it towers over Niagara Falls.

The scenic highlight of the day is Paradise, a visitor center that's surrounded by alpine meadows, ideal for spotting wildlife. From here, you have the option to add a snowshoe or sledding trip if conditions allow, or simply take in the gorgeous views from Reflection Lake.

Before returning to Seattle, enter the visitor center to learn the story behind Mount Rainier, and then finish the day with drop-off at your original departure point.
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Reviewed yesterday
Mt Rainier + Joe = Fantastic Time!

Took a trip to Seattle for a girls weekend and decided to book a day tour for Mt. Rainier. Some of the other reviews here mention a lot of time spent in the bus, and this is true, but having Joe as our driver/tour guide...More

Thank Stacie M
Reviewed 4 days ago
Great day trip

My teen daughter and I really enjoyed our bus tour. We went on a beautiful Sunday in August so the park was very crowded -- I was very happy to leave the driving and parking hassles to someone else and enjoy the great views. Our...More

1  Thank CCGess
Reviewed 4 days ago
A good way to Mt. Rainier and the sights

This is a full day's trip as it took us approximately 12 hours from the time we left to the time we got back. The is trip provides many stopping points for picture taking (and restroom breaks). We stopped at the lodge and were given...More

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 6 days ago
Lots of time spent in the bus

Lots of time spent in the bus with too many stopovers for restroom. Not enough time for sightseeing. The tour guide speak too much, essentially non-stop with irrelevant personal information. I would recommend people to rent a car to go to the park, instead of...More

3  Thank Bryan C
Reviewed 6 days ago
Fantastic trip to Paradise

Joe was a genial, well-informed and witty guide. The bus was in immaculate condition & the sites we stooped at spectacular. Highly recommend this trip for those who want a quick take in of Mt Rainier.

Thank William H
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5 August 2018|
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Response from Thomas L | Reviewed this property |
We stopped at a grocery store for food and a bathroom break. Our driver put our perishable food on ice in a cooler,
Dennis W
29 July 2018|
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Response from Christopher H | Reviewed this property |
It's the Pacific Northwest - it rains almost any time! However, the views from Mt Ranier are not spoilt by the rain. Just be certain to take a raincoat and a hat, and an umbrella if you think that it might help!
24 July 2018|
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Response from BigMerk | Reviewed this property |
As always it’s largely up to you but I would say there is limited walking. At the stop at Longmire you can walk up to a mile thru forest type terrain - or you can stop at the museum area. At Paradise you have the option to... More