Mount Rainier National Park

Ashford, WA

Where are we going?

Mount Rainier National Park
39000 Washington 706

What is there to do?

Mount Rainier is considered an "icon on the horizon", and Mount Rainier National Park is a stunning destination for any families who just LOVE the great outdoors.

The park ascends to over 14,000 ft above sea level, with Mount Rainier itself standing as an icon on the Washington landscape. In fact, as an active volcano, it's the most glaciated peak in mainland USA, spawning five major rivers.

There are some beautiful landscapes to discover within the national park. Subalpine wildflower meadows can be found circling the icy volcano, whilst ancient forests cloak the lower slopes. 

Keep those eyes peeled and cameras ready, as the park features wildlife abound.

It's a good idea to start your journey at one of the many visitor centers near the entrances, as here you can learn more about the park, and ask staff any questions you may have. There are often maps for sale, restrooms, and information on camping, permits, and everything you'll need to know for this truly special day out in the great outdoors. 

There is year round adventures to be enjoyed. From biking and hiking during the warmer months, to camping, and plenty of snow based fun.

It's one of the most iconic national parks in the USA, Mount Rainier is a true natural beauty, and the adventure is waiting for YOU!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $30 single vehicle fee. $15 "per person" fee for individual & biker walk ups

Children: Same as adult


When can we go?

Visitor Center open 10am - 4:15pm when open

Year round, but access is winter is reduced to one entrance


Any top tips?

Plan as much as possible, and be sure to check the status of the roads and entrances shortly before you set out

I’m Hungry!

You can pick up food and snacks from the visitor center, but it's always a good idea to go as self-contained as possible

Healthy Eating

Take plenty of water - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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