Explore an easy trail with your personal guide through Mount Rainier in one of these different treks!
- Private Tour for 1 Person
- Private Tour for 2 - 5 people
Moderate 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!
We will meet at one of these trailheads inside Mount Rainier National Park and explore the diversity this Park offers.
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 3.5 – 4.5 hour hikes. Hiking poles, snacks and extra water are provided. These hikes are perfect for hikers with experience who desire a moderate workout. Note the elevation gain to pick the right hike for you and/or your group.
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.
1150’ elevation gain, 5400’ highest point, 3.5 hours Available typically from mid-June through October.
Begin at one of Mt. Rainier’s most popular waterfalls and follow the Wonderland Trail to Reflection Lake. We will climb steadily through a lovely forest with peeks of Mt. Rainier and other peaks (weather permitting). Arriving at Reflection Lake, if conditions permit, find yourself in awe of a perfect reflection of Mt. Rainier. Reflection Lake is one of Mt. Rainier’s most popular lakes and is even on a postage stamp!
After we enjoy the beauty of this lake, we will continue to Faraway Rock and enjoy the 180 degree view. Hiking onward, we will pass through wildflower/huckleberry meadows with glimpses of Mt. Rainier and possible wildlife sightings. We will come back to the parking lot following the cascading Paradise River.
1600’ elevation gain, 5900’ highest point, 4 hours Available typically from early July through October.
Mount Rainier is the single most glaciated mountain peak in the lower 48 states. We will be hiking in the Emmons Glacier Valley with stunning views of The Mountain’s largest glacier. Emmons Glacier descends two vertical miles from the summit and has a surface area of 4.3 square miles. Follow part of the route used by summit climbers as we wander through a forest of hemlock and cedar trees. Depending on the time of year and weather, we will be greeted by stellar mountain views, wildflowers, small cascading streams, pikas, and hoary marmots.
1720’ elevation gain, 6155’ highest point, 4.5 hours Available typically from early July through October.
Enjoy the solitude of this less traveled trail on Mt. Rainier’s east side with opportunities for wildflowers, wildlife sightings, and many beautiful alpine lakes. Leave the parking lot with one of the best views of Mt. Rainier to hike in a truly unique part of the Park. The gem is at our turn around point, Upper Palisades Lake, which is certainly one of the prettiest lakes in the Park.
The Palisades offer a stunning backdrop as we approach the upper lake. Note: Since this is and area with many lakes, it can be quite buggy so come prepared. Hiking in late August/early September has less bug activity, but fewer wildflowers.