Our Mount Rainier tour from Seattle provides an up-close exploration of the subtle and dramatic features of this towering Cascade volcano. At 14,411 feet (4,392 m), Mount Rainier is the tallest peak in the Cascade Range and forms a visible and constant presence in the lives of Washingtonians. The snowcapped peak, encased in over 35 square miles (91 km²) of ice year-round, is endearingly referred to locally as “The Mountain” and is a must-visit Seattle day trip.
“We’ve got mountains like Iowa’s got flat. And yet the local vernacular admits only one ‘Mountain,’ and when Rainier rises we tell each other, ‘The Mountain is out.'”
– Bruce Barcott, Measure of a Mountain: Beauty and Terror on Mount Rainier
Come join one of our professional local guides as we uncover the many layers of nature, geology, and history in the park. As we drive into and through the park, watch the scenery change as we pass through many distinct ecological zones. Arriving above the forest line, marvel at the massive awe-inspiring glaciers that continue to carefully sculpt the mountain. This tour truly has it all: we’ll see pristine alpine meadows, wander through magical old growth forests, watch roaring glacial waterfalls crash into rugged canyons, and witness stunning mountain vistas.
|PICK-UP AND RETURN||Your Seattle or Seattle airport hotel or vacation rental|
|DEPARTURE TIME||8:00 AM|
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|PRIVATE TOURS||We offer private Mount Rainier National Park tours year-round. Click “Private Tour” below for availability April 15 to October 15. For private tour availability outside the summer season, please contact us.|
We want you to have the best experience possible, so we optimize every tour based on the season, weather conditions, and guest interest. Here’s an example of a typical itinerary at Mount Rainier:
8:00 AM: Pick-Up
9:30 AM: Arrival at Mount Rainier National Park
11:00 AM: Paradise
1:00 PM: Lunch and Drinks
2:30 PM: Grove of the Patriarchs
4:00 PM: Depart Mount Rainier
6:30 PM: Arrive in Seattle