Mount Rainier National Park

Much of the area southeast of Paradise, the major tourist attraction at Rainier, is located in Lewis County. A lot of Chinook Pass and most of Stevens Canyon Road, long-established as one of the most scenic routes through the park, are nestled in northeast Lewis County.

The Ohanapecosh entrance to Mount Rainier is easily accessible from Packwood, less than a 30-minute drive east on Highway 12 and a northward turn up State Route 123. In the spring, summer and fall, this route into the park offers looks at several waterfalls and pristine creeks, lakes and more fed by Rainier’s glaciers.

The Nisqually entrance is accessible in Pierce County and is found by taking State Route 7 north through Morton, and east on State Route 706 through Ashford.

Hiking trails abound; chief among them is the 90-mile Wonderland Trail that encircles the mountain.

In the summertime, hiking and camping are chief among activities to do; the wintertime brings about copious amounts of snow, making a snowshoeing trek a must. A snowplay area opens up at Mount Rainier's Paradise area in the winter, making a sledding or tubing trip a must-do!

Check out the National Park Service's Mount Rainier National Park page for more information!


Places to stay nearby

Gust Backstrom Park

Morton, East
Starting at: $15.00

Seasons Motel

Morton, East
Starting at: $100.00

Stiltner Motel

Morton, East

Places to eat nearby

Papa Bear's Restaurant and Lounge

207 W. Main Ave,
Morton, WA 98356

Spiffy Dine-In & Drive-In

104 W. Lake,
Morton, WA 98356
(360) 496-5472


198 Main Ave.,
Morton, WA 98356
(360) 496-5355

Cody Cafe

216 Main Ave.,
Morton, WA 98356
(360) 496-5787

Plaza Jalisco (Morton)

200 Westlake Ave.,
Morton, WA 98356
(360) 496-6660

Brew Coffee & Expresso Bar

498 2nd,
Morton, WA 98356
(360) 496-0073

Rivers Coffeehouse & Bistro

212 Main Ave.
Morton, WA
(360) 496-3368

Subway (Morton)

2nd St,
Morton, WA 98356
(360) 496-6664

Upcoming events in the area

Fire Mountain Arts Council Presents "Bah, Humbug!"

December 1-9, 2017 from 7:00pm-4:00pm

Christmas in the Mountains

December 6-9, 2017 from 10:00am-9:00pm

Festival of Trees at the BCJ Gallery

December 6-9, 2017 from 11:00am-6:00pm

76th Morton Loggers Jubilee

August 9-12, 2018 from 8:00pm-3:00pm