Mt. Rainier National Park from Seattle

Mt. Rainier National Park Day Tour

Escape the city and stretch your legs in Mt. Rainier National Park’s stunning wilderness.

Mt. Rainier is encased in more than 35 square miles of snow and ice! This National Park is also blanketed by old-growth forests, alpine meadows, shimmering lakes, and rushing waterfalls. Your guide will share the natural and cultural history of Mt. Rainier, from the medicinal properties of native plants to the geological forces that produced this imposing monolith. This isn’t just another driving tour of a National Park—we prefer to keep travelers outside the vehicle for walks and exploration.

Stroll through the old-growth forests near Longmire, where Douglas fir, hemlock, and cedar trees dwarf visitors and the bubbling of natural springs fill the crisp air. Experience waterfalls and big mountain views as you wind to higher elevations. In the summer, pick wild berries on a sub-alpine hiking trail. In the winter, take advantage of Paradise’s legendary snowfall (and the winter solitude) on an introductory snowshoe trail.

Throughout the tour your guide will mix fascinating insights with opportunities for solitude as you come to appreciate Mt. Rainier’s pristine wild side. We bring lots of food, coffee, tea and local wine!

Our small group Mt. Rainier Day Tour is $229 per person before WA State Tax.  We’ll pick you up from your downtown hotel, AirBNB or rental!

We also offer beautiful private trips–give us a call or use the form at the bottom of the page to contact our team to find out more.

Join a Mt. Rainier Tour!
TIMING

8:00 am to 6:30 pm
We visit Mt. Rainier year-round.
We’ll call you the day before your trip to schedule a pickup!

GROUP SIZE

Our small group tours accommodate a maximum of ten travelers.
We’ll use a Mercedes Sprinter van or new Ford Transit to get around!

PRICE

$229 per person before WA State tax.

Private trips are available–give us a call or send us a note to find out more.

INCLUSIONS

We have the best guides in the Pacific Northwest.  They’ll bring plenty of food and drink, pay all entrance fees, and bring any gear you might need (like snowshoes).

At a glance…

Here are a few things that make our Mt. Rainier tour unforgettable!

WE BRING EVERYTHING!

Savor a fresh, local, family-style lunch with local wines (included with tour price).  We’ll also bring local coffee to press, tea, a light breakfast, and plenty of water and sparkling water for the day!  Don’t worry about a thing…

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

Explore diverse & stunning environments on foot:  old-growth trees, bubbling springs, high lakes, rivers, valleys, glaciers, and (in the summer) flower-strewn mountain meadows.  Don’t forget your sturdy shoes!

GOING UP?

Journey to Paradise to take in views of the mountain, wildflowers in the late summer, massive snowfalls in the winter (one of the snowiest places on the planet!), and a world-class visitor center

ANIMAL KINGDOM

Watch for Black-tail deer, Roosevelt elk, black bears, Cascade red foxes, Stellers Jays, and more

DID WE MENTION WATERFALLS?

Feel the cool mist of Christine Falls, Narada Falls, or other waterfalls as they tumble over rocky cliffs

NATURAL HISTORY LESSON

Learn about the natural history of Mt. Rainier and the other active volcanoes of the Cascade Range

Mt. Rainier Tour Prices

We offer a few ways to explore.  For a larger group, we can often provide lower prices on a private tour (what?!).

winter season: private group tour

Starts at $750

November through April

  • Lowest prices in town to keep our guides in the field.
  • Don’t worry about the weather–we always have fun.
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small group Public Day tour

$229

before WA State tax

  • Our hard-working guides are the best in the West.
  • 10 travelers or fewer
  • We’ll bring lunch, drinks, and snacks!
  • We’ll pay entrance fees, etc.
  • We’ll pick you up!
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Summer season: private group tour

Starts at $1200

April through October

  • Customize your activities, destinations and speed.
  • We’ll take care of everything!
  • Most-affordable option for a group.
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Check your dates in our Tour Availability Calendar.

Traveler Testimonials

Here is what travelers are saying about our Mt. Rainier trip right now:

On our drive to Mt. Rainier, Andrew provided us with commentary that was very interesting.  We stopped at hiking trails on the way to Paradise (highest point that we reached), as he explained the flora in the Pacific Northwest. To be honest, I normally have no interest in learning much about the life of ancient trees but after spending time here, I was very impressed! Andrew also took us to a waterfalls where the views were breathtaking. He prepared a lunch for us that was much better than you expected. I highly recommend this!

Jeremy C.

Google Reviews, July 2018

This tour was the highlight of our trip to Seattle. It was nice to get out of the city for the day. Our tour guide, JD, was prompt to picking us up and awesome. There were only 10 of us so it was very nice and intimate. This tour exceeded our expectations. The coffee, snacks and lunch were great. You only need to bring your camera, they take care of everything. This tour was worth every penny! Mt Rainier is beautiful and the history lesson was great.

Samantha F.

TripAdvisor, August 2018

The small group environment allows 1-on-1 interaction with the tour guide, sort of like why small school classes are generally better than large university classes. Justin was knowledgeable about trees, ecosystems, forests, etc.  It was like a private tour and we felt safe and secure!  My family had a wonderful time with our group; we will remember this tour for the rest of our lives!!

Joon, Young, David & Peter

TripAdvisor, August, 2018

What an incredible experience! Evergreen Escapes provided our group of friends a beautiful hike through Mt. Rainier with delicious food and wine. Justin, our guide was very informative about the history and ecology of the park. He was also attentive to everyone’s needs throughout the day making sure everyone was comfortable. We look forward to doing this again soon!



Chistopher T.

Google Reviews, May 2018

Maybe it’s time to unplug?

We’re grateful that technology brought you to our website…

…but we really just want to help you disconnect.  Take a day to use your cell phone as a camera, leave your laptop at home, and quit Twittering and Facebooking for just a bit.  Come and play outside!

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