Treat yourself to the magic of the Park’s quiet season. Strap on a pair of our provided snowshoes to explore the dynamic scenery and sights of Mt. Rainier’s winter delight. No experience necessary!
Highlights of Your Day:
Summer/Fall Tour Information
Plan for a full-day adventure as you discover Mount Rainier National Park with your personal guide! Experience the freedom of having your own private guide to offer you the most of the Park in the time you have.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have to create a new way of providing our tours to follow CDC and Washington State guidelines. I will be guiding small, private tours with 10 people or less. We will drive separately and meet in Mount Rainier National Park at a pre-determined trailhead. Mount Rainier National Park is a large Park and we will have different options for meeting locations. Note that cell phone service is limited so communication ahead of your tour will be needed. I will provide directions and guidance as to where it is best to meet the day before. Prior to your tour, we will converse to create a basic plan and adjust it as the day arrives if necessary due to weather, park crowding, etc..
What To Bring?
Bring your National Park Pass or purchase a day use pass when arriving at the Park entrance ($30 USD good for 7 days), bring a water bottle to refill, lunch/snacks, hand sanitizer for each person, waterproof/windproof jacket, rain pants, hiking poles if you use them, 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.
Mount Rainier is easily reached from many major cities and nearby local towns. Depending on where you are staying, your drive times to and from the Park will vary. Please plan for traffic, weather conditions, driving mountain roads and slower traveling vehicles. If we are meeting inside the Park, know that traffic can be heavy and delays may occur at the entrance areas. We will talk about this ahead of time. All this being said, I recommend giving yourself at least an extra 30 minutes in expected travel time. I will be doing the same.
Throughout the day we take opportunities to explore the variety of environments offered in the park. Our hikes are paced for the beginner and can be modified according to the group’s abilities and interests. Hike in an old-growth forest, along a glacial stream, to a thundering waterfall, through mountain meadows and more!
Mount Rainier is an environment where conditions can change suddenly and unexpectedly. Discover Nature reserves the right to alter tours and itineraries due to weather or road conditions. The day’s itinerary can be changed or cancelled during the trip to assure the safety of the clients and staff.