Day Trips From Seattle To Mount Rainier
& Mount Saint Helens

A trip (or trips) not to be missed is a visit to majestic Mount Rainier and the haunting Mount St. Helens. Whether visited separately, or both in one day, these are 2 points of interest you are sure to enjoy!

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Mount Rainier
Standing at 14,410 feet (4,392 meters), Mount Rainier is the tallest mountain in Washington State. Like it's explosive sister, Mount Saint Helens, Mount Rainier is an active volcano.

 Mount Rainier
                   Mt Rainier

Camping, Climbing, Hiking & Sightseeing
Plus backpacking, biking, cross country skiing, fishing, horseback riding, mountaineering, nature walks, snow skiing, snowshoeing & wildlife viewing.

Mount Rainier National Park is 235,625 acres (95,354 hectares, 368 sq miles), with approximately 494 miles (795 km) of trails, 26 glaciers, 382 lakes, and 470 rivers & streams. Flora & fauna includes over 800 types of plants, 159 types of birds, 63 types of mammals, 21 types of amphibians & reptiles, and 18 types of fish.

Mount Rainier National Park - Official site.
Planning Your Visit - Accessibility, nearby attractions, pets, lodging, etc.
Activities - Detailed lists of park activities.
Fees - Entrance, camping, wilderness & climbing fees.
Maps - Park map, campgrounds, trails & climbing routes.
Driving Directions - From Seattle, Tacoma, Yakima & Portland.

Other Nearby Activities

Mt. Rainier Alpine Guides - Guided climbs and mountaineering training.

Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad - 1 1/2 hour, 14 mile excursion by Steam Locomotive!

Mt. Rainier Visitors Assoc. - Activities, lodging, dining, shopping, and more.

Paradise Inn - A Historic Landmark Hotel built in 1917

Rainier Mountaineering - Climbing instruction and expeditions.

Related Information

GORP - The GORP perspective on Mt. Rainier.

Mt. Rainier Cam - Live view from Paradise.

Peakware - World Mountain Encyclopedia on Mt. Rainier.

USGS - Plenty of material related to Mt, Rainier:  Seismic activity & background info, an armchair tour, maps, graphics & images, and articles.



Mount Saint Helens
Truly an awesome sight, the once pristine St Helens is but an eerie remnant of it's former self.

 Mount Saint Helens
                   Mount St. Helens


Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument - Official site.

MountStHelens - Information and resource site.  Local restaurants, lodging, maps.

Related Information

Mount St. Helens Cam - Live cam.

Satellite Images - Multi-year comparison shots.

USGS - Geologic history, FAQs, Points of Interest interactive map, Planning Your Visit, and more.










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