Private tour of moderate difficulty; perfect for hikers with some experience and don’t mind a climb here and there.
- Private Tour for 1 Person
- Private Tour for 2 - 5 people
Easy private trek
I am offering a choice of three different hikes. Select the one that appeals to you and be ready for a fun hike!
Enjoy the personalization of a private tour. I am one of the few companies that have a Commercial Use Authorization Permit which allows us to hike off-the-beaten trails and stay away from the crowds. I love guiding hikes on Mount Rainier’s amazing trail system.
Meet your guide, Diann, at your selected hike’s trailhead and be ready to explore one of these 2 – 2.5 hour hikes. Hiking poles, snacks and extra water are provided. These hikes are perfect for all ages, hikers with limited experience and/or people who want a shorter hike.
Note: you will need to have your own transportation and pay your entrance fee to the Park upon entry. If you have an all National Parks Pass, you are covered. If not, you can purchase a 7-day pass for $30.
600’ elevation gain, 2280’ highest point, 2.5 hours. Available typically from May through November.
Enjoy one of the most beautiful rivers in the Park with a gentle hike. The Ohanapecosh River flows on Mt. Rainier’s east side with stunningly crystal clear water. Ohanapecosh is named by the local Taidnapum Indians of the Cowlitz Valley which means “standing at the edge”.
We will certainly be following the edge of this river as we pass through the forest making our way to the powerful Silver Falls. Take time to feel the mist from this cascading waterfall with colors of blue. Cross over wooden foot bridges, pass by hot springs known for their healing powers (no longer used) and delight in the abundance of green vegetation.
600’ elevation gain, 5425’ highest point, 2.5 hours Available typically from mid-June through October.
Hike past alpine lakes, wildflowers, huckleberry bushes and evergreen forests. Enjoy the view from a stunning cliffside, known as Faraway Rock, overlooking Stevens Canyon and the Tatoosh Range. This hike passes by the popular Reflection Lake, which on a clear day without wind, offers a perfect reflection of Mt. Rainier and the surrounding forest.
900’ elevation gain, 5200’ highest point, 2.5 hours Available typically from early July through October.
From the White River Campground on Mt. Rainier’s east side, we begin our hike through a lovely forest of hemlock and cedar trees. Pass several small cascading streams rich with moss and sounds. Have fun crossing over the Inter Fork of the White River on a log footbridge.
Once across the river, we climb up the moraine deposits from an ancient ice age glacier that covered this area extending 40 miles and was over 1,000 feet high. We will follow the ridge enjoying stellar views of Mt. Rainier (weather permitting), be in awe of Mt. Rainier’s largest glacier and find delight in a beautiful glacial influenced lake.