Mt. Rainier & Crystal Mountain Lodging

Interpretive Walks

Here’s your chance to ask those questions about area geology, history and the local flora and fauna. During summer months, free interpretive walks are offered by both Mt. Rainier National Park and Crystal Mountain.


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CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN WALKS: Take in the fantastic views of Mt. Rainier and the surrounding Cascade Mountains.  The walks are held each Friday through Sunday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. during Crystal Mountain’s summer season. Take the Mt. Rainier Gondola to the Crystal Mountain Summit at 6872 foot elevation (ticket required).  The 1.5 mile walk begins near the Summit Shop and follows uneven ground, but is geared to fit the abilities of those who come.   Your leashed dog companions are even welcome.   Just look for the guide at the top of the Gondola.   For large groups, contact Crystal Mountain Resort for special arrangements at (360) 663-2265. Click here for more information.

MT. RAINIER NATIONAL PARK INTERPRETIVE WALKS: Ranger walks are offered daily at the top of Sunrise and are geared towards the level of those who attend. The Park also offers Junior Ranger programs and evening campground talks on select evenings throughout the Park. Read the most recent copy of the Tahoma News for more information.