Mount Rainier National Park Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Mount Rainier National Park - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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National Park Inn

  • Store/Shop/Mall

Even if you don't plan to stay overnight, you can stop by year-round to view the architecture of this inn, built in 1917 and on the National...

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

This spectacular, 435-acre wildlife park 35 miles south of Puyallup is devoted to native creatures of the Pacific Northwest. Walking...

Paradise Picnic Area

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

This site has great views on clear days. After picnicking at Paradise, you can take an easy hike to one of the many waterfalls in the...

Paradise Road

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

This 9-mile stretch of Highway 706 winds its way up the mountain's southwest flank from Longmire to Paradise, taking you from lowland...

Ranger Programs

  • Tour–Sight

Park ranger-led activities include guided snowshoe walks in the winter (most suitable for those older than eight) as well as evening...

Route 123 and Stevens Canyon Road

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

At Chinook Pass you can pick up Route 123 and head south to its junction with Stevens Canyon Road. Take this road west to its junction...

Sunrise Picnic Area

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Set in an alpine meadow that's filled with wildflowers in July and August, this picnic area provides expansive views of the mountain...

Sunrise Road

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

This popular (and often crowded) scenic road to the highest drivable point at Mount Rainier carves its way 11 miles up Sunrise Ridge...

Sunrise Visitor Center

  • Information Center

Exhibits at this center explain the region's sparser alpine and subalpine ecology. A network of nearby loop trails leads you through...

Tipsoo Lake

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

The short, pleasant trail that circles the lake—ideal for families—provides breathtaking views. Enjoy the subalpine wildflower meadows...


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