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Mount Rainier

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Address: Mount Rainier National Park, WA 98304
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At 14,410 feet, Mount Rainier is the fifth highest mountain in the...

At 14,410 feet, Mount Rainier is the fifth highest mountain in the continental 48 states.

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Private Tour: Mt Rainier Day Trip from Seattle
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Private Tour: Seattle Highlights
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Seattle Seaplane Flight from Lake Union

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I was part of an expedition for National Geographic and our job was to bring down the gear, tents etc. that was left at the top of the mountain. The area is really beautiful and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was part of an expedition for National Geographic and our job was to bring down the gear, tents etc. that was left at the top of the mountain. The area is really beautiful and the views were stunning. We went in September so many parts of the trail were slushy and a mess. The most difficult part of the... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place to visit but be mindful of the weather before you go. The fog can roll in and make visibility can go from 100-0 in minutes. Make sure you bring a camera there are several beautiful waterfalls, Christine is my favorite. You will have many photo opps. Also look for the wildlife. I saw this colorful... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The drive up the mountain was breathtaking. My son and I stopped several times just to take it all in. If you're visiting this area, you definitely want to visit. Make sure you take a snowboard as there are areas to get out and really enjoy.

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Winter Garden, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a trip of the West Coast we decided to stop through Mount Rainier National Park. In all actuality you could make more than a day trip of the park as there is so much to see. As you drive through the park there are many viewpoints to pull off and take pictures from, gorgeous waterfalls, views of a glacier... More 

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Galati, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most beautiful hike I ever done till now. Indeed, the Mount Rainier Park is the most luxuriant and the most extravagantly beautiful of all the alpine gardens I ever beheld in all my mountain-top wanderings as John Muir said. I've climbed with absolutely stunning views of the mountain ahead of me. I've even catch a marmot on top of... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I summited Mt. Rainier during a 3-day guided climb in May/June 2016. I selected Alpine Ascents International as the guide service. AAI has an office in downtown Seattle & provided roundtrip transportation to Mt. Rainier National Park. We met the other members of the team a day before the climb & performed a thorough gear check. We had 8 team... More 

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

This is a spectacular mountain that dominates the Washington skyline. Arrive early to miss the hordes of tourists, get walking and enjoy relative peace and quiet.

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

When to visit? Any time is good but the finest is when the wildflowers are in bloom, late July to August depending on the weather. We were there in July, spending the night at the lodge. it was overcast but still lovely. There are long and short trails starting at the lodge. The restaurant is good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place great drive in but get out and hike. Take the Skyline trail to Panorama Peak. Just below the snow fields.

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Sammamish, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Iconic Mount Rainier, visible from almost all of Washington on a clear day, is spectacular up close. Hiking trails, camping, lodges.

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