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

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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.)
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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.
  • If you have dietary restrictions, please inform us at least 48 hours before your tour departure
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a sample itinerary - depending on the season, we may visit other sections of the Park entirely.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Evergreen Escapes Seattle
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
How do I arrange pickup for the Best of Mount Rainier National Park from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour?
A: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?
A: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?
A: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?
A: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
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
See all safety measures taken by Best of Mount Rainier National Park from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Best of Mount Rainier National Park from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour?
A: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
See all safety measures taken by Best of Mount Rainier National Park from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Best of Mount Rainier National Park from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

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

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Best of Mount Rainier National Park from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour.

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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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star-5
Our tour guide Marty was...
Sandra_K
, Oct 2021
Our tour guide Marty was fantastic. Since this was a hiking tour I would suggest people being told or understand that point when they book this tour. Most of our group would not or could not walk the trails which did limit the hiking experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Generally good, but overpriced for the experience
Nabila_A
, Oct 2021
Pros: Knowledgable guide, nice trails and views of Rainier, nice snacks and lunch spread, provided extra jackets and outerwear (which ended up being completely necessary!) Cons: communication and preparation leading up to the trip could have been much better, specifically on what to wear, what to expect during the trip, how many trails, how much walking and climbing, etc. Trip could have also been an hour shorter. Finally, would highly encourage temperature checks, proof of vaccination, and much stronger COVID protocols in general given that we were all piled into a very tight van and coming from different parts of the country. Had to ask the day prior if there were any COVID protocols in place at all given lack of communication on this. Overall, views and trails were great but felt a bit overpriced for the experience and especially given COVID.
star-5
Delightful Adventure
Tak_Y
, Oct 2021
Such gorgeous views, liberating atmosphere and adventure. We’re so glad we booked this day trip to Mt. Rainier. Martin, our guide, is the best — friendly, super knowledgeable and thoughtful. He had a real good feel for our group and catered our journey accordingly.
star-5
Fun trip, epic cookies
Kristin_S
, Sep 2021
Had a great time with our guide, Ben. We enjoyed a couple of short walks down to Box Canyon and the Grove of the Patriachs, along with lots of stops for pics, bathroom breaks, and anything else that caught our eye. The van was comfy, the included snacks/meals were nice and Ben even baked us bread for lunch. Overall lots of fun! Make sure to grab one of their apple streusel cookies at the end of the day for a brief moment of nirvana.
star-5
Mt Rainier Tour
Sandi_B
, Sep 2021
Mt Rainier was absolutely amazing! Our guide Jan was wonderful. She gave our group options of longer hikes or shorter ones to see more views. That was great because we had all ages on our tour and not everyone is able to do the same physically. We opted for smaller hikes so we could see more things. It was truly some of the most beautiful places I've ever seen! I am a tree lover and Twin Firs Trail was amazing. Mt Rainier was absolutely one of the most grandest things I've ever seen. Reflection Lake, breathtaking! That was only a few places we saw that day, I could go on and on!
star-5
Best Tour
Stacie_M
, Sep 2021
If you’re thinking about doing this tour…DO IT!!! This was one of the best (if not the best) tours I’ve ever been on. The tour was made to fit the varying wishes of everyone in the group and we all left satisfied. We got to see great sights (multiple waterfalls, glaciers, viewpoints, etc) while also learning great information from our tour guide. Added to all this, there were ever present snacks, drinks, breakfast, and a delicious lunch. I highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to visit Mt. Rainier.
star-5
A Day Experiencing Mt. Rainer that will always be remembered
Garrett_S
, Sep 2021
Justin, our guide, was super friendly and engaging and knew so much about Mt. Rainer, the geology, history, flora and fauna. We saw everything of the mountain one could ask for in early September. The snacks and lunch provided were fantastic. It was an extremely well-organized and exceptional tour of the mountain. Highly recommended!
star-5
Don't miss it.
Bob_S
, Sep 2021
Justin was wonderful and extremely knowledgeable. Kept checking what was going on in the park, like cloud cover and adjusted our tour in our best interest.
star-5
My. Ranier on a sunny day!
Susan_F
, Aug 2021
Our trip to Mt. Rainier with our guide Ben was fantastic. We were picked up promptly, had a fantastic picnic, and a phenomenal day! Ben was very conscious of what individuals wanted to see & learn. We got to see some beautiful sites & the wildlife was out in full force. There was even a surprise marriage proposal within our group. Highly recommend Ben & Evergreen Escapes.
star-5
Great Tour - Highly Recommend!
Joshua_S
, Aug 2021
This was overall an excellent tour. Lindsay has the perfect attitude to lead tours like this! He was very friendly, customized the tour to the desires and abilities of the group, and really made an effort to get to know each one of us in the group. I am a natural resources professional and have many peers who are knowledgeable about ecosystems but lack the communication skills to convey that information in an understandable and enjoyable way for listeners; I therefore very much appreciate the ability of a tour guide like Lindsay, who has the people skills to make a tour such a pleasant experience. Great job!

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