Mt. Rainier Tour from Downtown Seattle in Seattle, WA

Shutter Tours808 Howell StreetSeattle, WA 98101
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Ascending to more than 14,000 feet above sea level, Mt. Rainier is a majestic sight to see in the Pacific Northwest. Take a tour to visit this active volcano, and witness waterfalls and wildlife along the way. The tour is a must while visiting Seattle. Get outdoors and explore the astonishing views Mother Nature has to offer.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Seattle Travel Experts
  • Mt. Rainier tours are June-September.
  • Tour begins in 14-passenger mini coach.
  • Duration: Approximately 10 hours.
  • Suitable for children, but there are no infant car seats available.
  • Departs the Hyatt Regency Seattle at 7 AM.
  • Opportunities to see wildlife.


from Mt. Rainier Tour
Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Seattle at 808 Howell Street, our tour begins in our brand new 14 passenger mini coach as we get an early morning start to start the day. Custom ordered with the best AC/Heating system for your comfort. Your knowledgable guide will share information throughout the trip to prepare you for your Mt. Rainier visit.

After a timely restroom stop, your first nature stop will be at Longmire where you'll have the opportunity to step out into the fresh mountain air and start a day that will be truly memorable. Should you choose, you can hike the Trail of the Shadows, a leisurely 0.7-mile loop through old growth forest and meadows.

Paradise is famous for its glorious views and wildflower meadows. When James Longmire's daughter-in-law, Martha, first saw this site, she exclaimed, "Oh, what a paradise!" And what a paradise it is. Here you will have adequate time to enjoy lunch and spend time hiking at a leisurely pace throughout the lodge area. Bring your binoculars, and you might even see climbers as they hike towards the Muir base camp on their way to the 14,410' summit. You will have ample time to enjoy Mother Nature whether it is a simple stroll on nice pathways or a more vigorous hike around Paradise Lodge.

Mt. Rainier is known for its splendor for not only the mountain but for its majestic waterfalls. During your Mt. Rainier visit us, you'll also have the opportunity to see and stop at waterfalls including Christine Falls. With the magnificent stone bridge framing the cascading water, you'll come to enjoy the beauty of the alpine wilderness and the brilliance of Mt. Rainier National Park. Your guide will even show you a unique photo tip to get your best waterfall photo.

One of the most beautiful lakes to photograph in the United States is Reflection Lake. Mt. Rainier sits directly behind the lake, and weather permitting, you'll have an opportunity to create a memorable photo on your trip with us. We'll give you ample time to get your "Bucket Shot" photo, and your guide will help to get the best group photo to remember your day with us.

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Seattle, Washington
"Mt. Rainier National Park Day Tour - The Bees Knees"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 16, 2019 NEW
We picked Shutter Tours to take my family including a 70+ senior and a 5 year old daughter, because they did such a good job of removing any stress from a previous trip we took for the Tulip Festival. It was a pretty relaxed pace and yet we managed to get in an awful lot, from short hikes to waterfalls to lunch at Paradise Inn. Our guide, Amanda, is a solid driver and it was funny to see her on the trails as we walked around Mt. Rainier National Park. Take her advice when it comes to food and routes/level of ambition. She knows of what she speaks.
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Ron S
Greeley, Colorado
"Nice Tour Know what to expect"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 15, 2019 NEW
Overall my wife and I really enjoyed our tour of the City of Seattle with Shutter tours. There were many positives. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. He was also very helpful even taking pictures of both of us so we could both bein the photos together and have the wonderful waterfalls in the background. He helped anyone else who wanted it too. Stops were interesting, although the troll was just amusing. Pickup Andy. Drop off we’re a breeze. Would not hesitate to recommend. Photo tips were very elementary.
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Bourbonnais, Illinois
"Superior experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 14, 2019 NEW
This was our first trip to Seattle, the tour was perfect in the scope and exposure to the city. Terry was an excellent tour guide, gave lots of great tips, very knowledgeable. He framed the rest of our trip with his recommendations. We had a fabulous time!
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
"Wonderful and informative"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 10, 2019 NEW
Our guide, Preston, was great. He was funny and full of information, we could tell he enjoys his job. We didnt want the tour to end. I'm glad we book the tour to Snoqualmie.
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Darryl B
"Don't tour Seattle without Shutter Tours"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 06, 2019 NEW
Second time with Shutter Tours and it won't be the last. If you are a photographer they will take you to the best places. If you want to be, they will help you
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mt. Rainier Tour

What are the dates for the tour?
The Mt. Rainier Tours are June-September and run every day except for Wednesdays.

What should I wear?
It's best to look at the Mt. Rainier weather forecast the day before, but multiple layers of clothing is suggested as it can be chilly in the morning. Shorts in the afternoon are a good idea during mid-summer. Also, wear walking shoes or boots.

Is the tour appropriate for children?
Yes, however, infant car seats are not available and higher elevations may cause pressure in their ears. Oftentimes there are small patches of snow to play in, and the opportunity to see wildlife can be a real treat.

Is transportation included? If so, where is the pick-up spot or how do I arrange it?
Yes. Meet your tour guide at the Hyatt Regency Seattle at 808 Howell Street no later than 7 AM. The bus pick-up point is on the west side (8th Avenue) of the hotel at the charter bus loading zone.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
The tour vehicle can accommodate foldable wheelchairs and walkers for those that are ambulatory and are able to board the bus with minimal assistance. The tour is unable to accommodate motorized wheelchairs because the bus is not equipped with a ramp.

Can I bring my camera?
Yes. Your guide will even show you a unique photo tip to get your best waterfall photo.

Can I bring my own food/beverages?
Lunch is not provided, and it is suggested to bring along a snack or eat a late breakfast. Coffee and lunches are available to purchase at Paradise Lodge. Bottled water, granola bars and fruit snacks are provided during the tour.

How long is the tour?
The tour is approximately 10 hours. The bus departs the Hyatt Regency Seattle at 7 AM and arrives back between 5-5:30 PM.