Mount Rainier National Park Hiking

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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.

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Paradise Inn, Paradise Dining Room

The dining room has great meatloaf and buffalo stew, and decent views over the mountain.

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Paradise Inn

The property is comfortable and convenient—the trailheads are literally right outside your door.

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Rainier Mountaineering, Inc.

This outfitter teaches basic climbing skills that enable novices to reach Columbia Crest while attached to a guide by ropes.


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