Pro Tips to Navigate Summer Crowds at Rainier

More than 2 million people travel to Washington State to experience the world-class beauty of Mount Rainier National Park. Did you know a significant percentage of that visitation occurs during 11 weeks of summer? If you’re seeking solitude and a path less traveled here are tips on how to navigate the worst of congestion this season, stressfree.
1. Plan on arriving early in the morning or late in the day

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July Special Events at Mt. Rainier

From adrenaline-pumping endurance events to relaxing yoga, wine, and craft beer festivals there’s something for everyone this season in the Mount Rainier region. Check out this exciting lineup of special events this month!
– Stars & Stripes Parade 4th of July event in Enumclaw
– 10th Annual Mt. Rainier Wine Festival at the Alpine Inn
– Sundays on Cole Street in downtown historic Enumclaw
– Suntop 30/50 Mountain Bike Race

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Snowmobiling in the Mt. Rainier Area

Have you ever snowmobiled before? If not, now is the time. The Mt. Rainier area offers a lot of options for snowmobiling. If you’re interested in snowmobiling, take a look at the information below.

Sno-Parks and Snowmobiles
Get Sno-Park permits online: fortress.wa.gov
Phone: 360-586-6643
Email: winter@parks.wa.gov
WA State Snowmobile Sno-Parks Directory
The Washington State Parks and Recreation maintains a number of Sno-Parks around the National Park for parking vehicles

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3 Best Snowshoeing Trips at Mt. Rainier

There is no doubt that snowshoeing has grown in popularity over last decade. With the rise in interest, however, how do you know where to begin? There is a myriad of snowshoeing options in and around Mt. Rainier. Let’s take a look at three of the best spots for snowshoeing, courtesy of VisitRainier.com.

Trail of the Shadows
Area:  Longmire
Distance:  0.8 mile loop
Difficulty:  Easy
When snow levels in

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Climbing Mount Rainier

With our close proximity to Mount Rainier National Park, our cabins and vacation rentals welcome thousands of guests each year to enjoy hikes and scenic drives through the park. Many guests dream of one day climbing Mount Rainier. If the mountain is calling you, now is the time to start the necessary training to get ready for a climb to the summit. In this recent Visit Rainier blog article we

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Experience The Wonder of DeWitt’s Elbe Junction

Located in the gateway community of Elbe, this quaint old-time grocery store is a step back in time. Stop in for an impressive selection of gourmet snacks and beverages, locally sourced artisan gifts, hand-scooped ice cream, premium espresso drinks, and an expertly brewed cup of Stumptown Coffee.
The DeWitt’s, owners of the store, are so passionate about their local history that they researched the original paint code the building was

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Pet-Friendly Trails In and Around Mt. Rainier

Sure, we’ve all been there before: you’re all set to go on a family vacation with your pet(s) only to find out that there are little to no pet-friendly activities to do in the area.
What a letdown.
Knowing that you love pets as much as we do, we find it critical to keep you privy to pet-friendly trails around Mt. Rainier. Let’s take a look at three pet-friendly

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Five Must-See Fall Hikes Around Mt. Rainier

There is no doubt that Fall is the time for hiking. As you start to make your exploration plans, consider the following five trails in and around Mt. Rainier.
1)  The Moraine Trail – Easy | Paradise Area
For reasons we’ve never understood this trail doesn’t get much attention, perhaps because trails with views of Mount Rainier take precedence for first-time visitors. For hikers seeking views of Mount Rainier without

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Mt. Rainier Railroad & Logging Museum Launches 2018 Excursions!

*** The Mount Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum announced on June 7th that it has suspended train passenger service and events through August 3rd due to the impacts on its parent company from the 416 Durango fire. Please visit the Mount Rainier Railroad website for more details. ***
Spring is here and with it comes an opportunity to experience the Mt. Rainier area from the seat of a steam train.

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May Activities and Events at Mt. Rainier

Make the Most of Spring with These May Activities
April and all of its snow and rain showers are starting to fade into the past.
May is on its way, and with its arrival comes a whole bunch of fun events and activities for visitors to the mountain to enjoy. If train rides through the wilderness, waterfall hikes, and a wine walks sound like the perfect way to take in

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