How to get there?You can take flight to Seattle (Washington) or Portland (Oregon) and rent a car from the airport and drive to Mt Rainier. Seattle to Mt Rainier is almost 65 miles and takes 1hr 45mins. Portland to Mt Rainier is almost 140 miles and takes 2 n half hr.
Tip to explore
- As name itself saying its mountain so you have to be ready for hiking on sloppy ways. So wear comfortable shoes. Don't wear flip flops at all.
- Keep water bottle and granola bar if you heading for hiking.
- You can get food in visitor center only no other food stalls. so bring your food and beverages if you don't want to spend much time in visitor center.
- It would be preferable to visit June to August. If snow is heavy than all roads are not open until June.
Places to visit in Mount Rainier National ParkThese map you will get from the visitor center.
|Detail map of Mount Rainier National Park|
When you start from the entry gate you will get Map and there will be indicated points. And also on the way to paradise point you will get different different view points which will give spectacular view of nature and snow covered mountains.
Here you can see different Glacier, all are beautiful but these will require hiking to reach each glacier. If you are hiker than you don't have to worry about it
|Different Glacier of Mount Rainier|
The Carbon, Puyallup, Mowich,Nisqually and Cowlitz rivers begin at eponymous glaciers of Mount Rainier. The sources of the white river are Winthrop, Emmons and Fryingpan Glaciers.
|Visitor center of Mount Rainier|