Mount Rainier, Washington, United States
5.0 (1.797 reviews) Spent Ranking #2 in Mount Rainier National Park Mountains
The most luxuriant and the most extravagantly beautiful of all the alpine gardens I ever beheld in all my mountain-top wandering
At 14,410 feet, Mount Rainier is the fifth highest mountain in the continental 48 states.
, Washington, United States, Postal Code: 98304.
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5.0 based on (1.797 reviews)
5500spencer 5:00 PM Feb 17, 2020Great Place to Take the Family
My family has been visiting Mt Rainier for over 40 years. We usually visit Paradise as they have great trails with a number of waterfalls. Sunrise has some good trails, but I did not like it as well. The visitor center at Paradise has a place to eat as well as a gift store and a lot of valuable information about the Mt. and its trails. The best time to visit is the end of July when the wild flowers are at their best. It is good to check the weather before going as sometimes it is cloudy and may obscure a view of the Mt. Great place to take the whole family. On the Sunrise side you can take a backpack trip to Glacier Basin where there is a scenic camp site for a number of people and it is only about 5 miles to the camp. You do need to get a camping pass at the Ranger Station to camp there. On the way to paradise there are a number of lull outs with great views of the Mt. For a complete experience I recommend going up Highway 12 from Yakima and coming back Highway 410.
5ItsmeRomeo 5:00 PM Aug 8, 2022Easy drive up to Paradise
Beautiful views. Nice hikes. Very friendly staff and rangers. We drive up from the SW entrance via 706 / the Nisqually Entrance to Paradise. I’m not too keen on crazy steep Cliff drives so I wanted to do a simple and safe drive. This drive isn’t bad and as far as I can remember, there wasn’t a single spot where you were on the edge of a cliff with a sheer drop off without some rock or metal guardrail. Highly recommend if you can handle regular mountain twists / turns but are squeamish (like me) of edge driving.