Mt. Rainier is encased in more than 35 square miles of snow and ice, and surrounded by old-growth forests, alpine meadows, shimmering lakes and rushing waterfalls. Your naturalist guide will reveal the natural and cultural history of Mt. Rainier, from the medicinal properties of native plants to the geological forces that produced this imposing monolith, as you explore different sections of the National Park on interpretative walks or snowshoes.
Stroll through the old-growth forests near Longmire, where Douglas fir, hemlock, and cedar trees dwarf visitors and the gurgles of natural springs fill the crisp air. Experience waterfalls and mountain views as you wind to higher elevations. Take advantage of Paradise’s legendary snowfalls on an introductory snowshoe trail or pick tart wild berries on a sub-alpine summer hiking trail.
Throughout the tour your guide will intersperse fascinating insights with moments of solitude as you become enveloped in Mt. Rainier’s pristine wilderness.