Mt. Rainier National Park Guided Hikes
Let's take a hike! Offering private tours with one of the best guides in the Pacific Northwest!
Ready to hike on a volcano? Come explore with me and find new ways to be wowed! Hike through pristine alpine meadows, spend time observing wildlife, visit waterfalls, learn about the geology, glaciers, indigenous people and early explorers that make Mount Rainier such a special place in Washington State.
Meet us at the trailhead and enjoy a fully guided, private experience. Choose from a variety of hikes with the opportunity to observe wildlife, enjoy wildflowers, glaciers, waterfalls and more. Travel from a temperate rainforest to alpine meadows in one day! Our selected hikes offer hikes for different skill levels with a variety of terrain. This is your day to explore Mount Rainier National Park!
- Up to 8 hours, our time together
Explore Mount Rainier National Park With Your Private Group
TourMtRainier offers you a personalized, fun, safe exploration of one of the most iconic, mountain volcanoes in North America.
Being one of the few companies with a Commercial Use Permit from the Park, I can offer you hikes longer than 1 mile beyond a trailhead helping us get away from the crowds.
Experiencing Mount Rainier’s trail system is an exceptional way to connect and appreciate this place of awe and wonder. I specialize in fully-guided, small group hiking tours designed to maximize your time and experience at Mount Rainier National Park. Choose one of our small group hiking tours and enjoy a variety of observations. Feel the power of a waterfall or glacial fed river as we walk by on one of Mt. Rainier’s diverse trails. Take opportunities for contemplation, smell the richness of many landscapes, challenge yourself (or not) from the variety of trails offered.
TourMtRainier is operated by Owner/Tour Guide, Diann Sheldon, who has over 30 years of experience guiding satisfied customers. I love spending the day with other National Park/outdoor enthusiasts and look forward to creating memories with you!
How do our tours work?
Small Group Tours
Frequently Asked Questions
I chose to sell my tour vehicle in 2020 due to the loss of business and am not offering transportation at this time. We will meet at a pre-determined trailhead to begin our time together. Several different types of hikes are offered depending on trail conditions and your interests. You can choose your hike based on difficulty, a particular area of the Park, how long of hike you desire and more. See the hike descriptions on my tour page to select the best option for you. Note that if you don’t see a hike you are interest in listed, feel free to ask about it as an option. I am finding that my guests are enjoying having their own vehicle in the Park as it gives them time to enjoy more of the Park after their day hike is over.
I provide the use of trekking poles, binoculars and some snacks. If we will be traveling on snow covered trails, I provide the use of snowshoes and or micro spikes.
You will be providing your own lunch and any other personal gear you require. I do recommend bringing extra water, snacks, a waterproof/windproof jacket, rain pants, camera with extra batteries, hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. Dress in layers to adjust to the possible changing weather and higher elevations. Wear sturdy walking or hiking shoes.
Bring your National Park Pass or purchase a day use pass when arriving at the Park entrance ($30 USD good for 7 days). Passes can be purchased ahead of time through the Mount Rainier National Park website. www.nps.gov/mora Note that beginning May 26, 2023 the Park is moving to a cashless system for entrances and campgrounds.
Any fitness level is welcome! Whether you are a beginner or someone who has been hiking most of your life, there are many options for you to choose from. Since your day hike is a private trip, your experience can easily be changed based on your comfort level. And stopping to catch your breath, enjoy the scenery, observe a cute marmot that crossed our trail, pausing to be still and more is highly encouraged!
Discover Nature, LLC. Tours cancelled by the guest within the following timeframes will receive refunds as follows: WITHIN 7 DAYS of the originally scheduled tour date: Change fee of $50. No refunds given for cancellation. BETWEEN 8 AND 14 DAYS of the originally scheduled tour date: Change fee of $35. Cancellation fee equal to 50% of the total booking amount. MORE THAN 14 DAYS of the originally scheduled tour date: Change fee of $25.Cancellation fee of $50. Deposit or Payment on your booking constitutes your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions, which are subject to change without notice. We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance to offset penalties caused by unforeseen events. In the event of extreme weather conditions or other unavoidable situations, tours cancelled by Discover Nature, LLC our guests will receive a full refund.