Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park is located in southeast Pierce County and northeast Lewis County in Washington state.  The park is one of the world’s oldest national parks, Mount Rainier was established by President William McKinley in 1899, after its last eruption.

Mount Rainier is an iconic national park of Washington and it is known for its beautiful views. The peak of Mount Rainier was shaped by ice, glaciers and snow remain around the summit area.  

Paradise Road is the most popular place in the park, during spring you can walk through the wildflower and enjoy the breeze of air.

Best Time to Visit Mount Rainier National Park:

The best time to visit Mount Rainier National Park is July through August. With warm temperature which is perfect weather for hiking. Summer is the warmest and driest time of the year. If you want to visit the mountains during winter you can visit between November and March the park will blanketed in snow turning into a wonderland.

Expenses to Visit Mount Rainier National Park:

  • For one year pass, it cost $55 for the pass holder and passengers in the same car.
  • For a 7-day pass, it cost $30 for one vehicle and passengers.
  • For private vehicle, noncommercial, and with a seating capacity of 15 or less $30
  • Single bicycle fee $15
  • 7-day pass per person cost $15
  • For one motorcycle and passenger for 7-day $25
  • Sedan with 1 to 6 seats cost $30 plus $15 per person
  • Van with 7 to 15 seats cost $75
  • Minibus with 16 to 25 seats $100
  • MotorCoach with 26 or more seats $200
  • Campground that accommodates 25 to 40 people cost $60

Things to Do in Mount Rainier National Park:

  • You can go to Sourdough Ridge Trail to see the amazing sunrise.
  • If you love flowers you can see wildflowers in trails from Paradise
  • You can visit the rainforest in the Carbon River
  • You can go to the new exhibits at t1he Sunrise Visitor Center and learn how the mountains were created.
  • You can take an 18-mile ride on a vintage logging locomotive into the countryside.
  • You can watch Myrtle Falls along Edith Creek. It’s a classic viewpoint  in Mount Rainier National Park
  • You can explore Silver Falls 
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