Fall is the perfect time to get outdoors and connect with nature. What's the best way to do just that near Seattle? Make a trip to Mount Rainier National Park. With so much to see and do, your entire family is sure to love this weekend trip up the mountain. Here's our list of the top things to see and do inside Mount Rainier National Park this fall.
Top 6 Things to Do in Mount Rainier National Park
Ohanapecosh by Mount Rainier National Park is licensed under CC BY 2.0
1. Go camping.
Mount Rainier National Park has three major campgrounds that are absolutely worth your time: Cougar Rock, White River, and Ohanapecosh. Cougar Rock is among our favorites because it's centrally located and offers larger families or groups with accommodations. If you're looking for a riverfront adventure, Ohanapecosh is your best option.
Mt. Rainier end of the trail by Mike is licensed under CC BY 2.0
2. Take a hike.
Hiking is another especially popular activity when visiting Mount Rainier. From the Skyline Trail Loop to Spray Park, you're sure to find a challenge. Many trails will allow you to ascend multiple peaks on a single hike-and you might even see some beautiful wildflowers along the way!
Mt. Rainier National Park by Albert Sague is licensed under CC BY 2.0
3. Drive the scenic route.
Don't have time to hike? Just want to take the scenic route? A drive through Mount Rainier park can be a relaxing way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Enjoy a variety of hairpin turns through steep mountain trails and an abundance of greenery. Take a bike along, if you wish, and enjoy a breath of fresh air too.
Paradise Inn Sunset by Mount Rainier National Park is licensed under CC BY 2.0
4. Enjoy brunch.
Paradise Inn near Mount Rainier is named one of the original "Great Lodges of the West." On Sundays, they serve brunch to guests and mountain trekkers alike...just make sure to show up early. Since 1920, this rustic inn has served as a landing place for hikers and mountain goers-it's a can't miss stop!
Summerland with Mt. Rainier backdrop by Abhinaba Basu is licensed under CC BY 2.0
5. Have a picnic.
Only have an afternoon? Pack a picnic and enjoy it at one of Mount Rainier's famous parks. Among our favorite picnic spots is the Summerland Camp. The Summerland area makes for a perfect day hike-and you'll get to see some awesome views of Mount Rainier from afar.
Today's group atop Noble Knob, with Mt Rainier in view by Peter Stevens is licensed under CC BY 2.0
6. Snap a family photo.
Mount Rainier is also a great picture spot. With so much natural beauty to capture, you don't want to forget to pack your camera when you make the trip. Pro-tip: you can capture a close-up view of Mount Rainier from Panorama Point on a clear day.
Choose Suburb Service As Your Subaru Maintenance and Repair Center Near Seattle
In the Pacific Northwest, a fall hike up MOunt Rainier can help you reset, enjoy nature, and spend time with family. As your specialty Subaru repair and maintenance service, we want you to arrive safely at all of your fall destinations.
Haven't had your Subaru serviced in a while? Time for an oil change? Bring your Subaru to Suburb Service for an oil change or maintenance check-up before your next trip. Having trouble with your Subaru? Let us take a look and see if you need a repair. You can schedule an appointment online or give us a call today at (206) 705-8695 . Show your Subaru some love.