|Mt. Tahoma Nordic Trail System |
The Mount Tahoma Trails Association is an all volunteer organization, dedicated to providing the public with safe and affordable winter backcountry experiences. Volunteers maintain over 40 miles of trails, 20 miles of which are groomed regularly for cross country skiing. The Trails link four warming huts, which are popular destinations.
|Mt. Rainier Snowshoeing Trails
See Rainier in winter. Choose from easy (the .4 mile Twin Firs Loop) to strenuous (the trail to Camp Muir) hikes.
Paradise Snowplay Area
Sliding and sledding in the park is permitted ONLY in the designated snowplay area.
Mt. Rainier Hiking, Climbing, Snowshoeing, Spas, Train Rides
The Nisqually River Valley communities of Ashford and Elbe invite you to explore the wide variety of activities Mount Rainier offers visitors. VIDEO: Things to do in the Nisqually Valley
Current Trail Conditions in the Park
The Official National Park Service Website.
Mt. Rainier Climbing Information & Route Conditions
Very good, up to date blog about climbing conditions on Rainier.
Mt. Rainier Trails and Backcountry Conditions
Another source for Mt. Rainier backcountry travel information.
Mt. Rainier Hiking Trails
From 20 minute strolls to all day efforts, these are the trails worth hiking in the park.
37515 SR 706 East, Ashford, WA 98304
Phone: 1 (800) 654-7615 | (360) 569-2300
Day Spa Brochure
Open to the public, Alexander's Day Spa offers a variety of massages including full-body massage, deep tissue massage and specialized massages. Call or e-mail to book an appointment.
37311 SR 706 E, Ashford, WA 98304
Phone: (360) 569-2964
Stormking Spa and Cabins offers an ala carte menu (aromatherapy massage, facial massage, wraps, etc) in addition to couples and personal spa packages. Enjoy the 'Mount Rainier Couples Package' side by side. Start by soaking 1/2 hour in our multi-jetted spa hot tub overlooking Goat Creek with Happy Hands and Feet treatment for each. Then you may choose: 1 hour Swedish massage or 1 hour Heated Stone massage or 1 1/2 hour Heated Stone massage for each. Allow approx. 2 1/2 - 3 hours for this package.
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31111 SR 706E / PO BOX 246, Ashford, WA 98304
Phone: (360) 569-2609
Come climb Mt. Rainier with International Mountain Guides! We offer programs to suit every schedule and experience level. With 30+ years of guiding experience, we can make your climb of Mt. Rainier the experience of a lifetime. Visit our new Ashford Headquarters and retail store.
30027 SR 706 E / PO BOX Q, Ashford, WA 98304
Phone: (360) 569-2227 / 1 (888) 892-5462
Rainier Mountaineering, Inc. offers instructional seminars and summit ascents of Mount Rainier, Mt. McKinley and numerous summits worldwide. Professional guides offer year-round instruction at all levels of experience and on a great variety of routes. RMI has set the standard of guiding excellence since 1969. Come enjoy the challenge with us!
Sahara Horse Camp is located 5 miles out of Elbe toward Ashford just past mile post 5 on the left side of the highway. This camp has two handicapped camping sites, a ramp for wheelchairs, a restroom facility and water for human and horse.
18703 SR 706 E, Elbe, WA 98330
Phone: (360) 569-2449 / 1 (866) 675-7770
Cell: (253) 350-1141
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Ride the beautiful trails of the Elbe State Forest on horse back! 'Just East of Elbe, on Hwy. 706. Horse rentals for all levels of riders. Guided trips, by the hour, with several spectacular rides to choose from. Rain or Shine. Summer Hours, 11am-6pm. Winter Hours, 11am-5pm. Reservations advised but not required.
Phone: (360) 569-2799 or (360) 569-2326
Tour Legendary Artist Catharine Gallagher's Art Gallery and Working Studio at Copper Creek Inn and Copper Creek Lodge. Call for Appointment.
22410 S.R. 706 East, Ashford, WA 98304
Phone: (360) 569-2280
On your way to the west entrance to Mount Rainier National Park, stop and visit Dan's iron sculpture park titled Ex-Nihilo (pronounced "Ex Nee-Hill-o" - one of several ways to pronounce it according to Webster's!) which means something created from out of nothing in Latin. Ex-Nihilo is located right alongside State Route 706. Kids will love the dinosaurs, sea creatures and animals crafted from materials found in recycling bins, abandoned farms and junkyards.
Mailing Adress: PO Box 250, Mineral, WA 98355
Departure Address: Elbe Depot, 54124 Mountain Highway E., Elbe, WA 98330
Phone: (888) STEAM11 | (360) 492-5588
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Historic steam train excursion through the foothills of Mount Rainier. Experience train travel as it was in the early century. Regular excursions scheduled Memorial Day weekend then Mid-June through Mid-October. Other special events offered April through December. Call or check website for dates and times. Online reservations available.
The Ashford shuttle departs from the information kiosk between Whittaker's Bunkhouse and Whittaker Mountaineering. Free parking is available. Get the complete schedule here
Beginning June 24th through Sep 4th, Mount Rainier National Park visitors will be able to ride a shuttle from Ashford, six miles from the park's Nisqually Entrance, to Longmire. In Ashford, park at Whittaker Mountaineering and board the shuttle at the adjacent information kiosk. The service is available Saturdays and Sundays beginning at 9:15 a.m. with the last shuttle leaving Longmire at 7:50 p.m. Although the shuttle itself is free, visitors will be required to pay the park entrance fee of $5 per person.