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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
From US$134.99
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Mt. Rainier Day Trip from Seattle
From US$134.99
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.
Reviews (295)
1 - 5 of 51 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing day trip to Mt. Rainear!

I was in Seattle for business and arrived two days early for sightseeing. One of those days was spent on this Mt. Rainear tour and it was WONDERFUL! Our guide Joe was amazing! He explained all of the days activities and even brought along extra...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Ron H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
I would 10/10, 100%, 2 thumbs up recommend that you go on this trip!

The #1 thing I wanted to do while visiting Seattle was to see/hike some of the mountains/trails. I stumbled across this tour while browsing Trip Advisor for day trips. As soon as I saw some photos from the reviews, I knew I was going on...More

2  Thank mczacha
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile
Beautiful views, even on the cloudiest day I've ever seen

This. Was. Amazing. It's not a rigorous hike if you don't want it to be, but it can be if you do. It was rainy, snowy, cloudy, but also incredibly beautiful and raw and a really refreshing and relaxing experience. I wish there was more...More

3  Thank Kiara A
Reviewed 28 October 2018
Amazing day trip

Joe was great! He was very knowledgeable and very friendly! Joe made lots of stops which were very worth the time, he found mama and baby bears were eating berries and showed it to us. We got good pictures. Also, he even bought cupcakes for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 28 October 2018
Nice place to visit

We visited Mt Rainier after our cruise to Alaska, prior to heading east to home. The area was beautiful with some wildlife out and visible. We were disappointed when we attempted to go into the park and (after paying a fee) the road was closed....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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8 December 2018|
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Response from Viraf H | Reviewed this property |
If the kid is OK with an all day road trip.... There are stops on the way to help break the journey. If you are planning to explore the mountain, depending on the weather, recommended to carry warm clothes as per your... More
11 November 2018|
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Response from 247allanm | Reviewed this property |
I guess it would depend on how close she is to her due date, but I went on the trip a few months after a minor heart attack and had no problem.