Highlights of Your Day:
- Lessen your concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic by having the knowledge of a local guide
- Hike trails with fewer people (as much as possible)
- Visit waterfalls, rivers, and scenic vistas
- Enjoy your own provided lunch in a beautiful setting
- Smell the evergreen forests as you hike to view sensational glaciers
- Hike through wildflower-filled slopes [typically from mid-July through early September]
- Have time to photograph wildlife, landscapes, wildflowers, fall colors and more
- Create memories that will last a lifetime
- Tours are for same household
- Private Tour - 1 Person
- Private Tour - 2 - 5 people
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.
- Enjoy the personalization of a private tour. We discuss your options and design your day in the park for your absolute enjoyment.
- Your day may include a hike in an old-growth forest, visits to thundering waterfalls, and observations of some of my favorite wildlife. On this summer/fall tour of Mount Rainer National Park, you also learn about wildflowers and native trees, hear about the colorful people who pioneered the creation of the park, and of course, stand in awe at the sight of magnificent Mt. Rainier!
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 5 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.