Things to Do at Mount Rainier National Park

November 15th, 2018 by

Mount RainierA destination for outdoor enthusiasts throughout the country and around the world, Mount Rainier National Park is nothing short of breathtaking. Make your way from Port Orchard or Bremerton to check out any of these great things to do around Mount Rainier, and make sure to bring your car in for auto service before your trip!

Where’s the Best Mount Rainier Hiking?

There are dozens of hiking trails on Mount Rainier, though none of them reach as high as the the Mount Rainier elevation peak at 14,410 feet. Here are just some of the best options in Mount Rainier National Park.

SummerlandLength: 11 miles

Highlight: Wildflowers in spring and summer

Gobbler’s Knob & Lake GeorgeLength: 11 miles

Highlight: Wildlife

Spray Park & FallsLength: 7.5 miles

Highlight: Diverse conifer forest

Burroughs Mountain TrailLength: 6.3 miles

Highlight: Highest point accessible by trail in the park

What’s the Best Mount Rainier Camping Spot?

There are many different places to camp around Mount Rainier National Park, but the best one depends on your camping lifestyle.

  • Cougar Rock Campground is popular for those looking for creature comforts like restrooms, flush toilets, tap water, and more.
  • Wilderness Camping is a great way to strap on a backpack and really get away from it all, but it requires a permit and a fresh set of legs ready to tackle rough terrain.

Where is Mount Rainier?

Located just a short drive southeast of Seattle, Mount Rainier National Park is a sprawling, 369 square mile reserve that surrounds the iconic mountain. There are many Mount Rainier parking locations, including trailhead parking, Paradise overlook at 5,400 feet, and Sunrise overlook at 6,400 feet–the highest point in the park reachable by car.

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