Wilderness paradise at Mount Rainier

Posted November 19th 2018 in Latest News, News and Updates,

Mount Rainier is not only one of the highest and most spectacular mountains in the USA at 4,392 m, it also has over 120 glaciers and expansive views across the Cascades and the famous Mount St Helens, one of the most active volcanoes in the Cascades.

For the summer months, hiking and climbing  are popular outdoors activities and with over 260 miles of maintained trails there are many short strolls to long hikes available.   From the trails you can explore and experience the forests, lakes, and streams and view the fields of wildflowers and network of glaciers.

Some of the best views in Washington State are accessed from Crystal Mountain Resort on the northeast corner of Mount Rainier National Park. Open throughout the summer, the resort has the only 8-passenger gondola in the state. Soar past the mountain’s tall Evergreen trees for a bird’s eye view of the surrounding mountain peaks. At the top of the gondola, go hiking or enjoy a meal at the Summit House, Washington’s highest elevation restaurant. Check summer opening hours at

There are many other activities at Mount Rainier:

Horse Riding

Starting from the tiny village of Elbe, whose population is just 29 people, take a ride along beautiful trails and forests in the foothills of Mount Rainier. Phone: (001 253) 350-1141 address: 18703 Highway 703, Elbe, WA 98304. £28.60 per person ($40 per person) per hour.


Wildlife is abundant in Washington State and at Mount Rainier but for guaranteed spotting, head to the Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. Take the tram ride through the free-roaming areas of the park to meet bison, elk, caribou and more.  Admission is £15.90 ($22.25) for adults and children are £10.18 ($14.25).

Phone: (001 360) 832-6117   Address: 11610 Trek Drive E, Eatonville, WA 98328. 

Play all day and relax all night… 

When it comes to accommodation, guests can stay at Crystal Mountain Resort or nearby at one of the well-appointed cabins, condos or holiday rentals.

Stormking Cabins and Spa and Wellspring Cabins and Spa are upscale accommodation and spa services on site. Both locations are situated in forested areas in Ashford, Washington and have a peaceful retreat ambiance near Mount Rainier National Paradise.

More accommodation in Enumclaw 

For a wider choice of accommodation, Enumclaw is around 45 minutes from Crystal Mountain with a range of hotels, restaurants, a day spa and locally owned shops.

For more information on Mt Rainier, visit


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