Get the Dirt
A totally subjective list from a lifelong Rainier hiker.
After a $24.5 million, two-year renovation, the classic Rainier hotel reopened in May 2019.
The uncrowded campsites, tucked-away trails, rare wildlife, and hidden histories inside the crown jewel of the Cascades.
Room with a View
We expect more from our campgrounds than a few dirt clearings in the woods. High-end amenities from ice cream stands to volleyball courts pop up next to scenic sites across the state.
What about the Olympic National Park? The park system is pondering one heck of a rate hike.
Hiking, swimming, camping, eating, and wine tasting: Get out to our hidden gem of a national park and lakeside retreat.
Whether you look for the wildflowers on paved trails, climb to the peak, or view from afar, Mount Rainier looms as our most iconic natural landmark.
Bruce Barcott, Craig Romano, and Charlotte Austin
What you need to know and where you need to go in Olympic National Park, Washington State’s most popular park, including best hiking trails, campground tips, hotels, and a map.