Travel to Mount Rainier National Park in Washington

It was a spectacular blue-sky day during our most recent road trip to Mt. Rainier National Park in Washington. The following day, while at Mt. St. Helens, the weather was damp with dense fog. So our visit to Mt. Rainier was timely!

This stratovolcano reaches a summit peak of 14,411 feet above sea level, and is the highest mountain in Washington and the Cascade Range.

Mount Rainier Location

The national park is located about 85 miles southeast of Seattle; allow about a two hours of driving times to the park.

Lodging Options near Mount Rainier National Park

Most visitors to Mt. Rainier choose to stay in the largest nearby city, Yakima, which offers a variety of hotels and other lodging.

Lodging in the park includes the National Park Inn and Paradise Inn. Camping and wilderness camps are also available.

Photographs of Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier reflecting in a quiet lake in Washington
Mount Rainier reflecting in a quiet lake in Washington

Snow-covered Mount Rainier in Washington
Snow-covered Mount Rainier in Washington

Debris in a dry river bed near Mount Rainier in Washington
Debris in a dry river bed near Mount Rainier in Washington

Hikers and families enjoying Mount Rainier National Park
Hikers and families enjoying Mount Rainier National Park

Road tripping around Mount Rainier in Washington
Road tripping around Mount Rainier in Washington


 

Mount Rainier Sunrise Visitor Center
Mount Rainier Sunrise Visitor Center

Sunrise area near Mt. Rainier, Elevation 6,400 feet
Sunrise area near Mt. Rainier, Elevation 6,400 feet

Mount Rainier National Park ... Park Service Building
Mount Rainier National Park ... Park Service Building

Entrance to Mount Rainier National Park
Entrance to Mount Rainier National Park

The road up to higher elevations at Mount Rainier National Park
The road up to higher elevations at Mount Rainier National Park



Interactive Map of the Mount Rainier National Park Area


Lodging Options near Mount Rainier National Park

Most visitors to Mt. Rainier choose to stay in the largest nearby city, Yakima, which offers a variety of hotels and other lodging.

Lodging in the park includes the National Park Inn and Paradise Inn. Camping and wilderness camps are also available.

Paradise Inn at Mt. Rainier

National Park Inn at Mt. Rainier

Lodging in Yakima, Washington

Lodging in Seattle, Washington

Hotel options in the State of Washington

 

For More Information

Mt. Rainier National Park official website at NPS