9688
Packwood
Hiking Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens
Hike and learn about the inspiring landscapes and natural history of Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens, exploring old-growth forests, alpine meadows and historic Longmire Springs.
Program No. 9688RJ
Length
7 days
Starts at
1,299
Getting There
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At a Glance

Experience an active hiking adventure that will take you on hikes to flower-covered alpine meadows, old-growth forests, waterfalls, beautiful mountain overlooks and spectacular Mount St. Helens, where you can peer into the crater left from the 1980 volcanic eruption. Throughout each day, learn some of this area's history, geology, flora and fauna.
Activity Level
Moderately Challenging
Hiking 3-7 miles daily over varied terrain with elevations changes of 500-1,600 feet. Elevations of 5,600-7,400 feet.
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Hiking around Naches Peak provides outstanding views of Mount Rainier, carpets of wildflowers and a fascinating walk through a majestic old-growth forest.
  • At Paradise on Mount Rainier’s south side, hike through wildflower meadows on the flanks of the mountain and enjoy dinner at Paradise Inn.
  • Explore historic Longmire Springs on the west side of Mount Rainier, hike to several of the waterfalls in the park and experience Sunrise on the east side for close-up views of the mountain’s glaciers.
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