Mt. Rainier in April

 

Mount Rainier is a beautiful place to visit if weather permits.

Last Saturday was 45 º F a little chilly but sunny – just right for us to enjoy the view and let kids play in the snow.

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Keep in that they have a separate address for GPS

Mailing Address
(This is not the GPS address for the Paradise Inn or National Park Inn)
Rainier Guest Services, LLC
PO Box 108
55106 Kernahan Road E.
Ashford, WA  98304
Phone 360.569.2400

GPS address for the Nisqually Entrance to the park below: 

39000 State Route 706 E
Ashford, WA  98304
The National Park Inn is located 6 miles inside the Nisqually Entrance and the Paradise Inn is located 19 miles inside the entrance.

 

DIRECTIONS TO THE SW/PARADISE AREA

From Seattle to Elbe/Ashford:

  • Take I-5 South to Exit 127 off I-5 to SR 512 E
  • Take SR 512 E to SR 7
  • Head South on 7 to Elbe and SR 706
  • Take SR 706 E to Ashford

From Tacoma/Olympia to Elbe/Ashford:

  • Take Exit 127 off I-5 to SR 512 E
  • Take SR 512 E to SR 7
  • Head South on 7 to Elbe and SR 706
  • Take SR 706 E to Ashford

From Portland to Elbe/Ashford:

  • Take I-5 North to US 12, Exit 68
  • Take 12 E to Morton and SR 7
  • Take SR 7 North to Elbe and SR 706
  • Take SR 706 East to Ashford

Ashford to Longmire/Paradise:

  • Follow SR 706 E towards Mount Rainier

Tips.

  1. Check the weather update (it was 45 – 50 last weekend)
  2. Wear proper clothing (It’s not summer yet! lol!)
  3. There’s an entrance fee of $20

We didn’t hike all the way up but will definitely come back on summer. Overall, Mt.Rainier is a must visit place on anyone’s trip to Seattle. Just fair warning that it will take an entire day to do. So load up on lunch and take yourself and/or the family and enjoy nature here. Definitely recommended for your travels to Seattle and its vicinity.

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Thanks for stopping by!

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