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Mount Rainier National Park Travel Guide

Mount Rainier National Park Sports & Activities

Uncover sports & activities in Mount Rainier National Park with our insider's guide.

Boating

Nonmotorized boating is permitted on all lakes inside the park except Frozen, Ghost, Reflection, and Tipsoo lakes. Mowich Lake, in the northwest...

Hiking

Although the mountain can seem remarkably benign on calm summer days, hiking Rainier is not a city-park stroll. Dozens of hikers and trekkers...

Mountain Climbing

Climbing Mt. Rainier is not for amateurs; each year, adventurers die on the mountain, and many become lost and must be rescued. Near-catastrophic...

Skiing and Snowshoeing

Mount Rainier is a major Nordic ski center for cross-country and telemark skiing. Although trails are not groomed, those around Paradise are...

Multisport Outfitters

RMI Expeditions. Reserve a private hiking guide through this highly regarded outfitter, or take part in its one-day mountaineering classes...

Bird-Watching

Be alert for kestrels, red-tailed hawks, and, occasionally, golden eagles on snags in the lowland forests. Also present at Rainier, but rarely...

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