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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides: Seattle by Eric Amrine

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Day Trips: Mountain Getaways

Contact nearby ranger stations for trail passes and information.

NOTE

Carry proper supplies for hiking in the mountains. See Top 10 Places to Rent Gear

  1. Mount Rainier

    This silent, snowcapped sentinel, the centerpiece of Mount Rainier National Park, is an awe-inspiring active volcano rising 14,410-ft (4,392-m) above sea level. Since the cataclysmic explosion of Mount St. Helens in 1980, the Grand Dame of the Cascades commands new respect for its potentially devastating force.

    View of Mount Rainier

    Hikers at Paradise, ...

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