Mount Rainier National Park Hiking
Mountain walking adventure near Seattle.
Snow-capped Mount Rainier—an active volcano—rises 14,410 feet and is the starting point of six major rivers. The icy behemoth also anchors 240 miles of hiking trails, ranging from wildflower-field nature walks to icy summit ascents. To experience it during warm weather, go in July or August; you’ll need raingear the rest of the year.
1 Paradise Inn, Paradise Dining Room
The dining room has great meatloaf and buffalo stew, and decent views over the mountain.
2 Paradise Inn
The property is comfortable and convenientâ€”the trailheads are literally right outside your door.
3 Rainier Mountaineering, Inc.
This outfitter teaches basic climbing skills that enable novices to reach Columbia Crest while attached to a guide by ropes.