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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.

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Customer Reviews

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Look no further ~ Discover Nature is the winner!!

My time exploring Mt Rainier National Park with Diann was fantastic. She exceeded my expectations. Diann provided an experience that was educational, enlightening, therapeutic, and entertaining! Not only did Diann allow for a first-time experience of snowshoeing which was awesome, but she also kindly offered me boots and socks to accommodate! I researched many different options... needless to say, I highly recommend Diann with Discover Nature. I wouldn't change a single thing. You will be delighted.

– Holly ~ Google Review
Mt. Rainier Tours National Park
Extremely Pleased

We chose to book with Discover Nature so that we could see Mt. Rainier in a more personalized way. We were extremely pleased with the results. Diann went out of her way to make our day an amazing experience. We got to hike several trails, see beautiful waterfalls, and eat lunch outdoors sitting on rocks by a stream. You can tell that this is not just a job for Diann. She truly does an amazing job of sharing her knowledge and love of Mt. Rainier.

– Sherri S. ~ TripAdvisor Review
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Magnificent Mountain Day

We used this company in early May as part of a trip for my husband’s birthday. We did a full day of hiking in Mt. Rainier with our guide, Diann, who went above and beyond to give us an incredible experience. She curated an itinerary of hikes based off our experience level and what we wanted to see. We ended up having some truly magnificent views of the mountain and other breathtaking scenery. Some other highlights were visiting a beautiful waterfall and we even got to snowshoe up at Paradise!!! The views at Paradise were incredible. Throughout the whole day Diann shared with us her vast knowledge of the park and the surrounding nature. She was truly wonderful and was a fun hiking partner. She also gave us some ideas for other hikes to do for our other days, which we ended up doing and were so much fun. We will remember this trip for a lifetime. Highly recommend!!!

– Erica ~ Google Review
Mt Rainier from Seattle
Outstanding Guide!

Diann is an outstanding guide! Anyone can look at Mt. Rainier and appreciate it, but with Diann's hikes paired with her extensive knowledge of the history, plants, and wildlife, she transforms Mt. Rainier into a living story that you become a part of. Diann has such a passion for Mt. Rainier, that you cannot help but feel the same passion too. I highly recommend this tour to anyone! Thank you for the great tour and great pictures Diann!

– Julius ~ TripAdvisor Review
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Truly exceptional hike and guide!

I never write reviews but just had to this time. Our hike with Diann was absolutely amazing. We are a family of four, pretty good hikers and very much enjoy the outdoors. we were looking for a moderate to rigorous hike of Mt Rainier. We wanted a guide so that we could truly experience the mountain and not worry about getting lost. This hike truly exceeded our expectations. Diann loves what she does and caterers to what you need and want in a hike. She would stop along the way to explain what we were looking at in the mountains, landscape, flowers, animals etc. Having Diann we were able to explore parts of the mountain we probably would not have done ourselves. Post this hike, we went on an Alaskan cruise, which was also wonderful, but our most favorite part of the trip by far was the hike with Diann. Thank you for the wonderful experience!

– Susanne S, TripAdvisor review
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A must-have experience if you're in the Pacific Northwest - thank you Diann!

When visiting Seattle, I knew I wanted to see Mt. Rainier, but I had never hiked before. Searching for a private guided tour, I happened to find Discover Nature, and my day on the trail ended up being an amazingly unforgettable experience that I will always cherish. Of course, this is all because of Diann - one of the most friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, and supportive people I've met. She was completely understanding of my lack of hiking experience, and made sure I was comfortable throughout the entire hike. Her expertise in all aspects of nature - wildlife/flora/fauna/trail etiquette/safety, and more - was invaluable. I was able to take some great photos and create unique memories thanks to Diann. Highly, highly recommend! Thank you Diann!!

– Kathy Johnson ~ TripAdvisor Review
Need more than 5 stars! This was AMAZING

I just don't have enough superlatives and positive adjectives for this amazing, personalized adventure. I wish there were a Diann (our guide and owner of Discover Nature) in every port or National Park. She has Ph.D. level knowledge of the area, but her love of nature and the outdoors really shone through and made this day trip truly exceptional and very memorable. We started at the bottom of Mt. Ranier in a temperate forest hike, moved up to waterfalls and finally to an invigorating snow shoe hike. Diann thought of everything, and had every type of equipment and supply we could possibly need on hand. If you love the outdoors, are seeking more than a quick stop for a 5 second selfie, and have limited time in the Seattle area- DO THIS!! Worth every penny and the memories are priceless.

– Heather ~ TripAdvisor Review

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!   

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