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Best of Mount Rainier National Park from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour

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icon10 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Discover Mt. Rainer National Park’s highlights on an all-inclusive, small-group full-day tour from Seattle. Explore wildflower meadows, alpine vistas, and waterfalls on foot as you enjoy magnificent views on a guided hike, or snowshoe trek, of Washington State’s highest mountain. Savor a delicious breakfast of pastries, fruit, and tea and coffee, an organic lunch with wine, and refreshments throughout your experience. Pick-up and drop-off are included.
  • Discover Mt. Rainer National Park on this all-inclusive, small-group day trip
  • Learn fascinating facts from your naturalist guide and enjoy tailored commentary
  • Breakfast, coffee & tea, snacks, beverages, and a local lunch included
  • Enjoy convenient accommodation from Seattle, SeaTac Airport, and Tacoma
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Pick-up and drop-off at your downtown Seattle hotel, Airbnb, or rental.
Lovely guided hikes or snowshoe (winter) treks tailored to your group. Spend lots of time outside.
Breakfast
Coffee and/or Tea
Lunch
We're legally permitted to explore & walk beyond 1 mile from the main road. Other companies can't.
Transportation in a new Ford Transit van
Additional warm clothing available upon request.
Snacks
National Park Entrance fees.
Use of snowshoes and poles (during winter months).
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We'll pick you up where you're staying in Downtown Seattle including all hotels, Airbnbs, hostels, and ports. If you are staying outside our legal pick up zone, we are happy to meet you at our default pick up location—Sheraton Grand (1400 6th Ave). If you're unsure whether your hotel or rental is part of the downtown corridor, give us a call and we can confirm whether your hotel is included!

We also make quick stops near SeaTac Airport (DoubleTree Airport) or Tacoma (Best Western Plus Tacoma Dome) when requested.

We will call/text/email around noon the day prior to your tour to confirm your pick-up location and exact pick-up time. No need to check-in before we contact you (unless you have a question, of course!).

Departure Time

8:00 AM
At 14,410 feet above sea level, beautiful and majestic Mt Rainier is an icon in the Washington landscape—an active volcano and the most glaciated peak in the United States, creating six major rivers.

This day trip nature tour to hike and/or snowshoe around Mt. Rainier National Park begins with a Seattle hotel pickup followed by a scenic drive to the park in a luxury vehicle. Upon arrival, enjoy Seattle coffee and pastries before starting the trek along the Nisqually Vista Trail. Be on the lookout for wildlife wandering around the mountain at any time.

This all-day Mt Rainier tour includes frequent stops to take pictures and enjoy light snacks. A picnic lunch of locally sourced, organic foods (grilled chicken or salmon, sandwich or wrap, with a grain or green salad and water or soda) is also provided midday. 

At the end of the day, it’s back down the mountain to take a relaxing return trip to Seattle.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Mount Rainier National Park
Stroll through the old-growth forests near Longmire and experience waterfalls and big mountain views as you wind to higher elevations.
Duration: 6 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Christine Falls Viewpoint
Short walk to a postcard view of Christine Falls.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Narada Falls
Several waterfalls are accessible by foot along the route up the mountain! Narada Falls is one of our favorites.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Paradise Valley
In the summer, pick wild berries on a sub-alpine hiking trail. In the winter, take advantage of Paradise’s legendary snowfall (and the winter solitude) on an introductory snowshoe trail.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Henry M. Jackson Visitor Center
Paradise is home to a world-class visitor's center with interpretive information on the National Park.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Reflection Lakes
Postcard views of Mount Rainier over the mirror-like lake.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Longmire Springs
Bubbling springs, massive old-growth spruce trees, walking trails, a museum, and restrooms.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Trail of the Shadows
Giant old-growth spruce trees clustered around bubbling mineral springs and views of Mt. Rainier's peak.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Grove of the Patriarchs
Giant ancient trees on a beautiful walk along the Ohanapecosh River. Want to see 1200 year old trees? Us too! Only accessible during certain summer days.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking.
  • Warm clothing is recommended during winter months (jacket, sturdy shoes, hat, gloves, layers)
  • Note: Severe winter weather (rare) may result in road closures and other unpredictable changes to the itinerary - our talented guides adjust accordingly.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour isn't recommended for children under 10 years old.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • If you have dietary restrictions, please inform us at least 48 hours before your tour departure
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Evergreen Escapes Seattle

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Best of Mount Rainier National Park from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Best of Mount Rainier National Park from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour?
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The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Best of Mount Rainier National Park from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour?
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The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Best of Mount Rainier National Park from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour?
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The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Q:
What is the maximum group size during Best of Mount Rainier National Park from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Best of Mount Rainier National Park from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour.
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How do I arrange pickup for the Best of Mount Rainier National Park from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour?
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We offer complimentary pick-up and drop-off wherever you’re staying in downtown Seattle – hotels, Airbnbs, vacation rentals, a private home, etc. Our operations team will connect with you 24 hours prior to your trip to confirm the time and location.
Mar 2021
Q:
What should I wear for the Best of Mount Rainier National Park from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour?
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Please wear closed-toe comfortable walking shoes, hiking shoes, or boots and bring a light wind/waterproof jacket. We also recommend dressing in layers, with a non-cotton outer layer (please avoid denim).
Mar 2021
Q:
What should I bring with me on the Best of Mount Rainier National Park from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour?
A:
A hat and sunglasses are great. Also, your cell phone or camera and any necessary medications are pretty much it! We're happy to take care of everything else!
Mar 2021
Q:
Do you have vegetarian options on the Best of Mount Rainier National Park from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour?
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Yes - Please be sure to enter in any special needs/requests in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout and we will do our best to accommodate you!
Mar 2021
Q:
How strenuous is the Best of Mount Rainier National Park from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour?
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We have built our trips to appeal to all abilities and interest levels, and are rated easy to moderate. Our tours have a maximum of ten guests, which allows your guide to tailor the activity level to your group.
Mar 2021
Q:
What happens if it rains on the day of my Best of Mount Rainier National Park from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour?
A:
Our guides craft the best itinerary to accommodate the weather. We run our tours rain or shine because the Pacific Northwest is stunning regardless of the weather. Frequently, wet weather only lasts an hour or so before things start to improve again!
Mar 2021

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  • "Don't mind the weather: it was raining a lot but you can borrow all the necessary gear plus the canopy is going to help, not mentioning the mistiness of the area with the foggy weather: just sensational!" See review
  • "Breakfast, lunch, and water are included but I just felt it was a bit pricy considering what I experienced." See review

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Great tour lead by Ben!
Donna_S
, Jul 2021
This was a fabulous tour. Ben, our guide was knowledgeable, personable, funny and an absolute delight. I would highly recommend this trip and ask for Ben-you will not be disappointed!!
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Fun Day in the Mountains
MBZ
, Jul 2021
My guide was such a kind person. She accommodated me because I could not hike as high as others in our group. She was so very knowledgeable about the area. She could answer all our questions. She was professional and personable. Could not get a better guide. The tour was so fun and adventurous.
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Worth a day of your time
Scott_P
, Jul 2021
I had visited Mt Rainier NP before but missed the two falls that we visited on the trip. They were awesome. We had a beautiful day, cloudless sky, got some great pictures of Mt Rainier and the falls. Our guide Karen was nice, had some interesting facts regarding the areas we visited.
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An Amazing Day For Sure!
Stephanie
, Jul 2021
The Mt. Rainer tour was worth the money! Our guide went above and beyond to provide an amazing experience. Thank you, Elk!!!
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Cool tour
Wayne_M
, Jul 2021
Tour guide was very knowledgeable about the nature we saw. Lunch was healthy and delicious. The time spent in three stops was perfect.
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Breathtaking views
richard_j
, Jul 2021
Unbelievable views! Ben was very friendly, but lacked the knowledge that we experienced with Justin Fox.
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Great day on the mountain
LindaN
, Jul 2021
As our guide Jake said, we hit a wonderful weather day on the mountain! Fun group, lots of information from Jake, and good food on our tour. What a beautiful day to be on Mt Rainier and enjoying the views and snow in July! This tour is worth it, it’s a special day. Thanks Jake!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Hi Linda, thanks so much for the lovely review! So glad you have a fantastic day with Jake and we hope to travel with you again! Clare, Evergreen Escapes
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The Waterfalls
Monica_E
, Jul 2021
This tour was amazing. The Seattle area was in the middle of a rare heat wave which melted the snow at the top of Mt. Rainier faster than normal. As a result the waterfalls were spectacular. Jake, our guide was well informed & very knowledgeable & took us to some great spots.
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A very special anniversary day.
marci
, Jun 2021
My husband and I took this tour so that we both could enjoy the sights and have a guide do the work! It was incredible! Our guide,Elk, was fantastic. He was so knowledgeable about the history, the nature and the stories about the area that it enhanced our experience. He also had plentiful snacks and lunch was delicious. We recommend this highly.
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Great hike. Great views. Great guide.
Sandra_H
, Jun 2021
Justin was an excellent tour guide. Wealth of knowledge and didn't mind my many questions. Really good day on Mt. Ranier with an excellent group of varying experience and bravery. Loved that he was conscious of that and customized the hike...views and even with a small setback.-Made " lemonade with the lemons' great attitude. Thanks for all the effort to make the day special!
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