Mt. Rainier National Park

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Mt. Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park is a beautiful place to visit. Mount Rainier is an active volcano with a glaciated peak, spawning six major rivers. The park’s 5,400-ft.-high Paradise overlook offers mountain views, summertime wildflower meadows and hiking trailheads. You can visit the park to hike and admire the wildflowers. You can also step back in time and walk in the footsteps of the pioneers by visiting historic buildings.

The park has backcountry campsites for backpackers looking to sleep under the stars. During the winter, you can enjoy there sledding, snowshoeing, winter camping, and skiing. No matter the season, there is always the opportunity to spend time observing and connecting with the natural world.

The entry to a national park requires a day pass or annual membership. Parking is free.


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      Features confirmed by parents

      • A baby changing station
      • Available discounts
      • English available
      • Parking on-site
      • Restaurant or food for purchase

Reviews (1)

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    Brinavet

    Mexico, Mexico City

    6, 5

    Most beautiful mountain in the world

    Reviewed 04 December 2017

    I am from Seattle and haven't lived there since 2002. Whenever I return, visiting Mt. Rainier is my top priority. It is the most beautiful mountain in the world that offers plenty of hiking opportunities for people of all ages. Some girlfriends of mine and I made it an annual tradition to take our kids camping (sans husbands) every summer. I plan to do the Wonderland Trail next year with my husband.This is a personal opinion of a KiddieMundo user.

    Tips

    -Weather fluctuations are great, so layers are a must. -Ohanapecosh is the best campsite for kids as it has a swimming river and plenty of other kids to join in on scavenger hunts. Book your camping many months in advance, no matter which campsite you choose. -Be sure to utilize the ranger's advice as they know the park better than anyone and can help you use your time the best. They can also tell you which trails to hike with your kids' abilities. -Bring your camera, wide angle lens, and tripod and hit reflection lake for sunrise. -Don't worry about high expectations, you will not be disappointed (unless it's raining or the mountain is socked in by clouds).

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    • -Weather fluctuations are great, so layers are a must. -Ohanapecosh is the best campsite for kids as it has a swimming river and plenty of other kids to join in on scavenger hunts. Book your camping many months in advance, no matter which campsite you choose. -Be sure to utilize the ranger's advice as they know the park better than anyone and can help you use your time the best. They can also tell you which trails to hike with your kids' abilities. -Bring your camera, wide angle lens, and tripod and hit reflection lake for sunrise. -Don't worry about high expectations, you will not be disappointed (unless it's raining or the mountain is socked in by clouds).

    Practical info

    39000 State Route 706 E
    98304 Ashford, WA, USA
    (360) 569-2211

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