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

  • Ashford County Park

    Ashford County Park
    Ashford County Park
    Ashford County Park
    Located along SR706, Ashford County Park is a great stop to or from your way to Mount Rainier National Park. The playground has a large play structure, balancing elements, infant swings, and regular swings. There is plenty of parking and the restrooms are right next to the playground.

    The Kent Mundell Memorial Trail is a 1.2-mile walking path that is kid, strollers and dog friendly, with panoramic views of the "Upper Nisqually Valley".
  • Alexander's Day Spa

    37515 SR 706 East, Ashford, WA 98304
    Phone: 1 (800) 654-7615 | (360) 569-2300
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    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.
  • Mount Rainier Spa at Stormking

    37311 SR 706 E, Ashford, WA 98304
    Phone: (360) 569-2964
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    The Mount Rainier Spa at Stormking has the distinction of being THE spa for couples looking to enjoy some quality time together in an environment created especially for them. Come for Anniversary, Honeymoon ,Babymoon or any special occasion. Couples packages are our specialty!
  • Mountain Time Wellness at Rainier BaseCamp

    30027 SR 706 East, Ashford, WA 98304
    Phone: (360) 402-6184
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    Appointments can be scheduled online.
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    Reward your body to a personalized healing experience, whether climbing/hiking or just enjoying Mt. Rainier, with physical therapist, Dr. Jillene Lund, DPT, CMP. Jillene, integrates Western and Eastern approaches to empower wellness of body, mind and spirit. Choose from relaxation, deep tissue, or sports medicine bodywork.
  • Stormking Spa and Cabins

    37311 SR 706 E, Ashford, WA 98304
    Phone: (360) 569-2964
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    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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  • Wellspring Woodland Spa

    54922 Kernahan Road, Ashford, WA 98304
    Phone: (360) 569-2514
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    AAAhh Wellspring.... hot tubs, saunas and deep nurturing massage.
  • International Mountain Guides LLC

    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.
  • RMI Expeditions

    30027 SR 706 E / PO BOX Q, Ashford, WA 98304
    Phone: (360) 569-2227 / 1 (888) 892-5462
    RMI Expeditions has led Mount Rainier programs for over 45 years. Our programs are for climbers of all abilities, from climbs of the mountain classic routes, to expedition skills seminars, to specialized skill clinics. The programs we offer have been tried and tested by more than three hundred guides and over 80,000 climbers. RMI has set the standard of guiding excellence since 1969. Come climb with us.
  • Elbe Hills/Nicholson Horse Trail System

    Elbe WA
    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.
  • EZ Times Horse Rides

    18703 SR 706 E, Elbe, WA 98330
    Phone: (360) 569-2449 / 1 (866) 675-7770
    Cell: (253) 350-1141

    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.
  • Catharine Gallagher's Art Studio

    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.
  • Recycled Spirits of Iron

    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.
  • Roxy Theater in Morton

    Phone: (360) 496-0541
    The Roxy's schedule features plays, movies, concerts, lectures and dance throughout the year.
  • Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum

    Mailing Adress: PO Box 250, Mineral, WA 98355

    Departure Address: Elbe Depot, 54124 Mountain Highway E., Elbe, WA 98330

    Phone: (888) STEAM11 | (360) 569-7959

    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.

    Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum
  • Winter Activities

    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.

    Winter 2016-2017: Make hut reservations online.
    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.
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