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The 11 Best Hikes In Mount Rainier National Park

Whenever I’m in Seattle, which is fairly often since I grew up in the Seattle area and my family still lives there, my favorite days are the ones where you can see Mount Rainier as you’re driving east on I-90 from Bellevue into Seattle.

It’s rare enough with the gray and drizzly weather that you often find in Seattle between October and May that it’s always a treat to catch a glimpse of the towering snowy peak. It’s even better up close, which you can only experience by heading two hours south of Seattle and hitting the hiking trails in Mount Rainier National Park.

In this guide, we’ll go through the best hikes in Mount Rainier National Park, according to a Pacific Northwest local.

There’s nothing better than a clear day in Seattle when you can see Mount Rainier to the south, the Olympics to the west, the Cascades to the East, and Mt. Baker to the north. Truly  spectacular.

Funny enough, I had never actually been to Mount Rainier until fairly recently, despite growing up in a suburb of Seattle. Since then, we’ve been multiple times, spending more and more time exploring some of Mount Rainier’s best hikes, and we’re sharing them with you to help you discover the perfect hike for your fitness and experience level.

There are options for everyone  –  from grizzled trail veterans looking for a rugged climb, to families who want to take in some amazing views with minimal effort. 

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Navigating Mount Rainier National Park

There are four main areas of Mount Rainier National Park that we’re going to cover in this guide: Paradise, Sunrise, Ohanapecosh, and Mowich Lake. They’re not particularly close to each other, so knowing where each hike is located within the park is important for planning a successful visit. 

The guide below is organized by region for that reason. 

Here’s a quick summary of each to help you decide which area is right for your hiking adventure. 

  • Paradise Best for first-time visitors: Paradise is the most popular area to visit, located on the southern side of the Mountain, and home to some great day hikes at Mount Rainier.

  • Sunrise – Best for hikes with epic Rainier views: Sunrise, which is on the east side of the park, has a large network of hiking trails winding through the rugged yet stunning wilderness. It is also home to the highest point in Mount Rainier National Park that you can drive to.

  • Ohanapecosh – Best for family-friendly hikes: This part of the park is at the southeastern corner, near the Stevens Canyon Entrance of the park. There are a couple of family-friendly hikes in the area, a large campground (that’s generally the least competitive in the park), and it’s a good central location between Paradise and Sunrise.

  • Mowich Lake Best for peace and quiet: Mowich Lake, on the northwestern side of the mountain, is the quietest area of Mount Rainier National Park. It is free from the tourist hype of Paradise and Sunrise, and the long and arduous bumpy gravel road to get there cuts the number of visitors significantly. 

The Best Time to Go Hiking in Mount Rainier National Park

Summer brings blue skies and warmer days, making it the best time to hit the hiking trails in Mount Rainier National Park. 

July to August is the ideal time to visit for the most consistently nice hiking weather, but it is also peak tourist season – expect accommodations and flights to be the most expensive if you’re coming from out of town. During these peak summer months, most if not all trails will be snow-free and the wildflowers will be in full bloom for 7-10 days (the exact timing shifts yearly, but we’ve had good success in the last week of July). 

However, you can still expect some rain, so it is best to check forecasts when planning a hike. Mosquitoes are common near bodies of water during summer, so don’t forget to pack some bug spray. 

Try not to visit on Labor Day and any other major holidays if you can –  the crowds are going to be borderline unbearable. 

September and October can be nice if you want to avoid premium prices and crowds, but there will definitely be a higher chance of gray and drizzly days (or even some early snowfall). 

It’s important to note that hiking in Mount Rainier National Park outside of the summer season can be tricky because of the strong likelihood of snow on the trails. For the most part, trails are covered in snow from November to June, sometimes later. Which does make for some awesome snowshoeing. 

Even when we were hiking at Mount Rainier during the last week of July, there was still snow on the famous Skyline Trail! And not just a dusting – a LOT of snow.

What to Pack for Hiking in the Pacific Northwest

If you’re new to hiking in the Pacific Northwest, there are some things you should know to help you navigate the trails in this part of the world. 

The first thing to know is that, many times, hikes in Washington are straight up and straight down. You’ll start at the base of a mountain, hike up to a viewpoint often on steep switchbacks or stairs, and hike right back down the way you came.

The second thing you should know is that you’re likely to encounter water in some form, usually either in the form of rain (even in the summer, though it’s definitely more rare) or a creek / river crossing. 

For those reasons, there are a couple of things that we would say are essentials for hiking in the Pacific Northwest (aside from the ten essentials, which you should bring along on every hike, regardless of which state or region you’re in). 

  • Sturdy hiking boots / shoes: Preferably waterproof. We’re partial to the Adidas Terrex Swift GTX shoes (Alysha has had two pairs that she has hiked in for almost a decade) and Columbia Newton Ridge Boots (a great entry-level waterproof hiking boot).

  • A rain jacket: Self-explanatory. There’s always a chance that the weather turns to rain when you’re in the mountains, and we never hit the trail without a rain jacket in our backpacks. I like my Columbia rain jacket, which is a nice affordable waterproof jacket, perfect for Washington. Waterproof pants are nice too – there is absolutely nothing in the world worse than soggy pants.

     
  • Trekking poles: Hear us out. We thought they were lame too (or only for older hikers), but now we never, ever do a tough hike without them. You know the part where we said that you’re going to be hiking up and downhill a lot? Trekking poles help in both directions. On the way up, they give you more leverage and help you set a nice pace. On the way down, they’ll save your knees. We both have these REI trekking poles, though the buckles are failing (and have been for awhile) and we’ll be investing in a pair of these Black Diamond poles next, which have a different three-piece setup that is more durable.  

There are also some other things to pack for your hike, like a good daypack (we like Osprey backpacks for their lifetime guarantee, particularly the Talon / Tempest, which is what Alysha currently has), a reusable water bottle (we each carry two of these collapsible water bottles, which are perfect for both hiking and travel), and snacks. 

Wondering what to wear on a hike? Check out our guide to what to wear hiking for our exact hiking wardrobe, and recommendations on what to wear in each season.

Hiking near Mt. Rainier: The Best Hikes in Mount Rainier National Park

There are so many great opportunities to enjoy the incredible natural beauty of Mount Rainier for all levels of experience and fitness. Here are our top picks, organized by area so you don’t end up with a longer-than-expected drive to a hike you fell in love with.

If you want our picks for three must-do hikes near Rainier (you’ll find more details below), we’d go with: 

  1. Skyline Trail Loop (Paradise)
  2. Burroughs Mountain (Sunrise)
  3. Tolmie Peak (Mowich Lake)

The Mount Fremont Lookout Trail is a close second in the Sunrise area. It’s easier than the Burroughs, and features a fire lookout as the reward for your effort to get there. 

Hiking in Paradise

In this southern part of the park, which is the most popular area, you will find some of the best hikes for first-time visitors.

There’s a good blend of moderate and easy hiking trails here, so whether you’re a trail veteran or a new hiker, you’ll find something for you. And it will have spectacular views of Mount Rainier. 

The Skyline Trail 

  • Length: 6 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 1,800 ft.
  • Trail Type: Loop
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trailhead Location

In our opinion, this is the best hike in Mount Rainier National Park if you only have time for one. The views of Rainier and the surrounding Tatoosh Range from Panorama Point are simply spectacular, and along the way you’ll be treated to blooming wildflowers (in the summer) and an abundance of wildlife, with cute and fuzzy marmots harassing you for snacks on the way up. DO NOT FEED THEM.

It’s a VERY busy trail, so you’ll want to get on the trail relatively early. We started right around 7:00 am, and the parking lot was already half full. 

Before we went, we read various recommendations on which direction to go – clockwise or counter-clockwise. Ultimately we chose counter-clockwise to avoid the crowds and would recommend it.

Mountain goats along the trail!
Alysha vs. a marmot

That means you’ll be winding up through the meadows on the east side of the area, ascending to Panorama Point, and then descending the busiest part of the trail. A lot of people go out and back on the western part of the loop, which means you’ll find a little more solitude on the less-traveled eastern part of the loop, especially if you tackle it early. 

Definitely make sure to stop by Myrtle Falls on the way up, which is probably the most spectacular waterfall I’ve ever seen thanks to the snow capped peak of Mount Rainier in the background. 

Find more trail information and recent trail reports here.

The High Lakes Trail 

  • Length: 6.3 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 1,800 ft.
  • Trail Type: Loop
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trailhead Location

The highlights of this trail are Reflection Lake and Myrtle Falls, be sure to spend some time at both so you can admire the views. We also like that it’s super customizable, with a few different add-ons you can do if you’re feeling up for it. 

You’ll start from the southeast part of the parking area at the Henry M. Jackson Visitors Center, where you’ll head south away from the Mountain on the Lakes Trail. Take a left at the first fork, then a right at the second fork to stay on the Lakes Trail, which will continue to Reflection Lakes.

The views here are nothing short of spectacular –  we came here for sunset and sunrise on our last visit, and the picture-perfect reflection of Mount Rainier in the water is a stunner. You can drive here, if the hike sounds like too much for you. 

Loop around the south end of the lakes, admiring the views the whole way around, and start the return journey, heading north along the Lakes Trail to meet up with the Skyline Trail. Take a left at the junction with the Skyline Trail and stop by Myrtle Falls on the way back to the car.

If you want a longer hike, add the 1.2 mile out-and-back to Narada Falls for one of the best waterfalls in the park (Myrtle is still our favorite), or the 1.4 mile lollipop on the Nisqually Vista Trail (below) which has incredible views of Rainier. 

Find more trail information and recent trail reports here.

The Nisqually Vista Trail 

  • Length: 1.1 miles 
  • Elevation Gain: 200 ft.
  • Trail Type: Lollipop
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Trailhead Location 

The Nisqually Vista Trail is a really easy hike, perfect for families with kids who aren’t super interested in hiking, that is paved most of the way up to the viewpoint. It overlooks the Nisqually Glacier, which has mostly receded now, and the Nisqually River Valley which was carved out by the Glacier. This is a popular hiking trail, well marked and a very easy day trip from Seattle

Find more trail information and recent trail reports here.

Comet Falls

  • Length: 3.8 miles 
  • Elevation Gain: 1,250 ft.
  • Trail Type: Out and Back
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trailhead Location 

Along this entire trail, you’ll have the sound of Van Trump Creek to keep you company (and drown out any noise coming from the road or hikers carrying speakers). It’s a very peaceful journey from the parking lot up to Comet Falls. 

It’s a steady climb the entire way, with only one tricky spot: you’ll scale a wall using a ladder that is maintained by park staff. Nothing too crazy, but something to know going in. 

As you approach the falls, you’ll get your first view of the 300 foot waterfall from the overlook, and then you can continue to get closer. 

A Note: In the late fall, winter, and spring, the bridge over Van Trump Creek about a quarter mile in can be washed out due to the raging water of the rising creek, and it becomes dangerous to cross the creek. Read trail reports to check trail conditions before you go!

Find more trail information and recent trail reports here.

The Bench and Snow Lakes Trail

  • Length: 2.4 miles 
  • Elevation Gain: 600 ft.
  • Trail Type: Out and Back
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trailhead Location 

While nearby Reflection Lakes is nice, the Bench and Snow Lakes Trail is worth the effort because that effort means there will be far fewer people at either of the lakes. 

They’re not going to be deserted – you’re still in a national park, after all – but the short hike in means you’ll have relative solitude compared to the popular Reflection Lakes spot.

The trail starts out from the parking lot along Stevens Canyon Road, just east of Reflection Lakes, where there is room for 12-15 cars. Get there early for parking, or later in the day when people on a day trip from Seattle have started to leave.  

The first quarter mile of the trail starts with an uphill climb, ascending 200 feet via a set of stairs. 

From there, the trail descends back to the level of the parking lot, which is where you’ll find the first of two nice lakes on this hike, Bench Lake, at ¾ of a mile in. This is the lake where you’ll find amazing reflections of Rainier on the surface of the water, at least on a calm, clear day. 

Another quarter of a mile on the trail brings you to Snow Lake, the second lake on your hike. There’s a backcountry camp to the right of the trail junction, and if you take a left you can walk along the northwestern shore of the lake.

Find more trail information and recent trail reports here.

The Best Hikes at Sunrise

At Sunrise, which is the highest point in the park accessible by car at just over 6,400 feet, you’ll find several incredible hikes with stunning views, mountain goats and marmots galore, and spectacular wildflowers for a short period during the summer. 

The fastest way to get here from Seattle, which is along the east side of the mountain through the town of Enumclaw, is only open during the summer and early fall. It closes for the rest of the year, making it tough to get to the Sunrise area outside of summer. 

The Burroughs Mountain Trail

  • Length: 9 miles 
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft.
  • Trail Type: Out and Back
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Trailhead Location 

You’ll see some guides that have this hike ending at the second of three burroughs, which are mini-mountains at the eastern edge of Rainier. And that’s a mistake. If you have gas in the tank, make sure to go all the way to the third burrough for even more spectacular views of the White River Valley with Rainier towering above it. 

Let’s be super clear – this is not an easy hike. But if you’re up for a challenge, it offers some insane views of Mount Rainier, but makes you work hard for them. Which, in our opinion, is the best kind of hike. 

Throughout the whole hike, there are views across the whole eastern side of the park to keep you going, and when you get to the third burroughs, the view will knock your (hiking) socks off. Mount Rainier looks almost close enough to touch.

Even in summer some of the trail may be covered in snow, so it is important to head out mid-summer once the snow has had a chance to melt. Aside from that, the trail is popular enough that it is in good condition. Technically the last part of the trail to the third burroughs is unmaintained, but it’s easy enough to follow.

Find more trail information and recent trail reports here.

Read More: Hiking the Burroughs Mountain Trail – Everything You Need to Know

The Mount Fremont Lookout Trail

  • Length: 5.6 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft.
  • Trail Type: Out and Back
  • Difficulty: Moderate 
  • Trailhead Location

The Fremont Lookout is one of only four remaining fire lookouts in Mount Rainier National Park. It is one of the best hikes at Mount Rainier for panoramic views because rangers used to be stationed here to watch for forest fires.

The hike up to the lookout is just as sensational, with wildflowers, a herd of curious mountain goats, and the ruggedly beautiful mountain terrain. It can be busy but it is well worth braving the crowds. 

Bring binoculars for the view and bug spray for the mosquitos who also enjoy the vistas at the lookout.

Oh, and you should go for either sunrise or sunset – although expect to share the sunset with 100 of your new best friends, at least during the summer. 

Find more trail information and recent trail reports here.

Berkeley Park 

  • Length: 7.7 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 1,700 ft.
  • Trail Type: Out and Back
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trailhead Location

To be completely honest, we only really did this hike because my mom was with us, and she wasn’t quite up for hiking the Burroughs Mountain trail. Boy, are we glad we chose this hike.

This is the best Mount Rainier hiking trail for wildflowers in late July. It is an upside-down hike, which means it is mostly downhill there and mostly uphill back, which is unique for hiking trails in Washington. 

Go on a weekday if possible as it can be really difficult to get parking on the weekend, especially during July when the wildflowers are at their peak. The first bit of the hike is rugged alpine landscape, which soon gives way to lush meadows, babbling creeks, and waterfalls. 

If you do this hike at peak wildflower timing, you’ll climb along Sourdough Ridge to the same trail junction as the two hikes above, and as you start to drop down into the valley below, you’ll see a couple of bunches of lupine here and there. Then a few more.

Until you’re surrounded by wildflower meadows absolutely bursting with purple, red, white, and yellow flowers blanketing the landscape around you. Continue the descent down into the valley all the way to the babbling brook on your left, which is a perfect lunch and turnaround spot. 

This is a supremely picturesque hike, at least when the wildflowers are in bloom, and is at the top of my recommendations list for hikes in the Mount Rainier National Park. 

Outside of wildflower season, I’d look elsewhere – you lose the Mount Rainier views behind Burroughs Mountain as you descend from the trail junction. 

Find more trail information and recent trail reports here.

Summerland Camp / Panhandle Gap via the Wonderland Trail

  • Length: 12 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 2,950 ft.
  • Trail Type: Out and Back
  • Difficulty: Moderate / Hard
  • Trailhead Location

This is a section of the multi-day Wonderland Trail, which circumnavigates Mount Rainier in 93 gorgeous miles. Seems maybe a little much for a day hike at Mount Rainier, though, so this route gives you a taste of the trail that will have you dreaming about a future backpacking trip all the way around the mountain. 

You will join day hikers and backpackers in enjoying the gradual changes in the landscape as you hike along this trail. 

It feels like you see all the different terrains of the area, starting in meadows and forests and crossing streams before reaching steep rocky outcrops with spectacular views of Mount Rainier.

You are very likely to come across mountain goats who love the steep rocky terrain; it is a joy to sit and watch them climb and frolic, although while we were hiking the Enchantments in Washington we were harassed by a male mountain goat with a serious case of toxic masculinity. He even headbutted our tent while we were in it – so keep your wits about you (and keep your distance) in their presence!

While this hike is very enjoyable, it is also quite challenging, and I would recommend hiking poles as it can be steep and gravelly in parts.

Find more trail information and recent trail reports here.

Naches Peak Loop Trail (and Tipsoo Lake) 

  • Length: 3.4 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 600 ft.
  • Trail Type: Loop
  • Difficulty: Easy / Moderate
  • Trailhead Location

The Naches Peak loop might be the best bang-for-your-buck hike near Rainier, and maybe even in the entire state. It is another easy hike in Mount Rainier that is super family-friendly and the short loop gives a great introduction to hiking in Mount Rainier National Park.

It also gives you a nice taste of the Pacific Crest Trail, which you’ll hike along for a portion of the loop.

The scenery is full of wildflowers in the summer, with fantastic views of Mount Rainier reflected in Tipsoo Lake that have photographers flocking here to capture the perfect reflection photo.

For the best views of the mountain, take the loop in a clockwise direction. It is particularly stunning at sunset or sunrise as the vivid colors are reflected too. 

Find more trail information and recent trail reports here.

Hikes at Ohanapecosh

There are two hikes in this part of the park that are worth doing, but know going in that you’re not going to be getting the epic mountain views that you might get at Sunrise or Paradise. 

Instead, it’s a dense forest – including an impressive old-growth forest – with rivers running through it, and some nice family-friendly hikes through the woods. 

Grove of the Patriarchs

First of all, the Grove of the Patriarchs trail is in the Ohanapecosh region at the southeast corner of the park, so it’s not at the same trailhead as the hikes above. This is one of Mount Rainier’s best hikes for families, but instead of spectacular views of Rainier, you’ll get a little something different.

It has a fun suspension bridge, towering Douglas firs, and interpretive signs teaching you all about the ecosystems.

It is one of the best easy hikes in Mount Rainier National Park and can get particularly busy on weekends as families escape the city.

If you’re going over a weekend, do it early, which is also the best time to be exploring the forest anyway. Going during the week, particularly earlier in the day is best if you want to avoid crowds, but obviously not everyone can pull that off. 

Find more trail information and recent trail reports here.

The Silver Falls Loop Trail

This is a nice little loop that leaves from the Ohanapecosh Campground, making this a great morning or afternoon hike if you’re camping there and you’ve been out exploring the other parts of the park for the bulk of the day. 

It’s an easy stroll along the river that climbs gently for the first mile, before leveling off and following the river to Silver Falls. You’ll descend a quick set of switchbacks to get from the ridge you’ve been hiking along down to the river – don’t miss the overlook about half way down the switchbacks. 


From there, loop back along the other side of the Ohanapecosh River, and it’s a slight downhill walk back to the campground and Visitor Center.  

Find more trail information and recent trail reports here.

Hikes at Mowich Lake / Carbon River

In this remote northwest edge of the park, you will find the best hikes at Mount Rainier for a little more solitude. 

Why the peace and quiet, you ask?

You should know that the roads to get here are notoriously bad, which cuts the visitors in this part of the park significantly. Either the roads are closed altogether, which is usually the case with the treacherous Westside Road (and is the reason Gobbler’s Knob isn’t on this list despite being an awesome hike – the closure adds eight miles to the hike!), or they’re borderline impassable in passenger vehicles.

The road into Mowich Lake is open in peak summer, and is a white-knuckle journey over a potholed road that will probably take you longer than you planned. 

Still, two of the best hiking trails in Mount Rainier are at the end of that road, so it’s worth the journey if you have the right kind of car. Take a high-clearance 4WD vehicle, go slow, and you’ll be fine. 

The Tolmie Peak Trail

  • Length: 7.5 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 1,100 ft.
  • Trail Type: Out and Back
  • Difficulty: Moderate 
  • Trailhead Location

The views of Rainier from Tolmie Peak are pretty spectacular. The Tolmie Peak fire lookout sits above a stunning blue lake, with Mount Rainier towering over both. 

The trail starts out easy enough, basically flat for the first mile and a half, before starting the ascent up to the fire lookout at the peak. You’ll climb 1,000 feet in just over a mile, so the “elevation gain / mile” number above is a bit misleading. It’s nothing terribly difficult, but it’s definitely in the moderate category. 

Eunice Lake, the aforementioned blue lake just under the fire lookout, is a great lunch spot after the climb to the Tolmie Peak fire lookout. Bring bug spray though – the bugs in the summer are no joke. 

Note that there is no overnight camping here, so you won’t be able to backpack in this area. 

Find more trail information and recent trail reports here.

The Spray Park Trail

  • Length: 8 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 1,700 ft.
  • Trail Type: Out and Back
  • Difficulty: Moderate / Hard
  • Trailhead Location

While the hike to Tolmie Peak heads north from Mowich Lake, this one heads off to the south. It’s the same idea though, you’ll meander along a mostly flat trail through the forest for about two miles, where you’ll find powerful Spray Falls. From here, the real climb begins.

You’ll climb a hair under 1,500 feet in a mile and a half – that’s 1,000 feet per mile, for those of you counting – which is why this hike earns a “moderate-hard” rating from us. 

The breathtaking views from the top of Mt. Pleasant are worth it, although you’ll be feeling this hike in your thighs and butt for a few days afterwards. 

Find more trail information and recent trail reports here.

The Best Mount Rainier Hikes, Mapped

How To Get to Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier is fairly easily accessible from both of the major cities in the Pacific Northwest  –  Seattle and Portland. 

From Seattle, it’s going to take two and a half hours to get to Paradise, and just about two hours to get to both of the other parts of the park, which makes it accessible either as a day trip, or as a weekend getaway from Seattle

From Portland, it’s a hair under three hours to the Paradise side, and between three and a half and four hours to both Sunrise and Mowich Lake, which means it’s better as a weekend trip from Portland. Paradise is probably your best bet if you’re coming from Portland. 

The two nearest airports to Mount Rainier National Park are: 

  • Seattle Tacoma International Airport – 1 hour and 40 minutes 
  • Portland International Airport – 2 hours and 30 minutes

Mount Rainier National Park Entrances

There are five entrances to the park – the ones you’ll be most likely to use coming from either Portland or Seattle will be:

Nisqually (southwest): The Nisqually Entrance is the one you’ll be using to get to Paradise, and the road is open all year, except in extreme weather. 

Sunrise (northeast): The Sunrise Entrance (also called the White River Entrance) is at the northeast corner of the park, and is the entrance you’ll be using to enter coming from east of Seattle. The road through Enumclaw is only open during the summer and early fall, it closes for the rest of the year, making it tough to get to the Sunrise area outside of summer. 

Mowich Lake (northwest): To get to the two Mount Rainier hikes that leave from Mowich Lake, you’ll enter via the Mowich Lake entrance. This entrance is only open in the summer, and closes with the first snowfall of the winter – usually in late October or early November. 

Read this guide from the National Park Service for more information, and check road status here

Entrance Fees for Mount Rainier National Park

Like nearly all national parks in the United States, you’ll have to pay to enter. You have a few options here, and at the most basic level it depends on how many national parks you think you’ll visit in the next 12 months. 

If the answer is three or more, buy an America the Beautiful Pass. It will cost $80 and gets you entrance to every national park in the US (and national forests and monuments, we learned recently) for a full year from the time you buy it. Buy it online at REI in advance, or in person at one of the entrance stations. 

If it’s two or less, then pay the $30 entrance fee, which covers entrance to Mount Rainier for your car for seven days from the time you buy it. 

You could buy an annual pass for JUST Mount Rainier for $55, but I’m not sure who needs that. Maybe park rangers?


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