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Mount Rainier National Park Travel Answers

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 17, 2013
3 days in the park  (1 Answer)

Hello. I unexpectedly got 5 days of vacation, so I didn't have any time for planning. Can anybody please recommend me the route and places to see/visit/stay in the Mt. Rainier NP? So 1st day and last day I'm flying in/out of Seattle (or should it be Portland)? It leaves me 3 full days to visit the park. I want to rent a car and drive through the scenic places, having 2-3 hour hikes here and there taking lots of pictures and enjoying the scenery. It'd be great if someone who is familiar with this area could recommend me:
- Road numbers to take
- Where to stop overnight (hotel/motel, not campground)
- Most scenic 2-3 hour hikes
- Places to stop - vista points

Thanks a lot in advance

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 11, 2013
Swimming/wading  (1 Answer)

We are planning a trip next week (first trip to Mt. Rainier!) and I'd like to know if there are any particularly good spots to get out and wander into/alongside a creek? Just wading around and having a picnic sounds perfect to me and I have someone in my group who cannot walk very far if the trail is steep at all. Easy, short hikes are fine though.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 29, 2007
Grove of the Patriarchs  (2 Answers)

Hello, all. I've been trying to get an answer from the NPS, but haven't heard back yet. I'll be travelling to Mt. Rainier this week, and one of the highlights I've read about is the Grove. However, I see that Stevens Canyon Road is currently closed. The entrance to the Grove looks to be right off 123 on this road. So my question is, can you get to the Grove when SC Road is closed, or should I not plan on heading to that side of the park?

Thanks for any and all help!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 23, 2005
how to spend 2 days in Mt. Rainier NP in Nov 1st week ?  (1 Answer)


I am planning to go to Mt. Rainier NP on 4th - 6th Nov.
I know the summer is over and this is not hiking season. But I just want to go.

Can anybody suggest some reasonable lodging options (its raining - cant camp out).
Any suggestion about which trails to hike/ must visit vista points?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 14, 2004
third person for rainier  (1 Answer)

hi, this august we are planning a trip to seattle, our dates are from august 5- 15th, if there is someone who would like to join our party of two .. email me at [email] we are strong hikers who have not climbed rainier before, we plan to hike winthrop/emmons route... we are a married couple, friendly and caring. thanks diane

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