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Olympic and Mount Rainier National Parks

6 Days & 5 Nights
  • Hike through alpine meadows below glaciated Mount Rainier
  • Visit iconic Shi Shi Beach, one of Washington’s most beautiful beaches
  • Explore the lush, temperate rainforest of Olympic National Park
  • Enjoy a fully guided, all-inclusive adventure experience
  • Relax in historic lodges with stunning views of two national parks
With your private group of at least four, explore two iconic national parks in the beautiful state of Washington. Enjoy the diverse landscape of Olympic National Park, where you'll hike amongst towering moss-covered trees in the verdant Hoh Rainforest, stroll along the coast of famous Shi Shi Beach, and enjoy fantastic views of the Olympic Peninsula from atop Klahhane Ridge. Revel in jaw-dropping views in Mount Rainier National park, where you'll hike through alpine meadows of wildflowers and past sparkling lakes below the grandeur of the park's namesake glaciated stratovolcano. Learn about the fascinating history of the area from your expert guide, and in the evenings, relax at historic lodges located in the national parks.

What To Expect

A group of at least 4 is required to book this trip. If you have more than 4 in your group, please reach out for discounted pricing options. This tour is graded easy to moderate with daily hikes averaging around 6-6 miles. This tour is perfect for those who want to explore the expanse of Olympic and Mount Rainier National Parks by foot and with the flexibility of their own private guide. Hikers should expect treks along dirt trails and varied terrain, and sometimes exposed heights. Trails are well-signed, maintained, and traveled frequently. There is a lot of flexibility on this trip so you can skip any hikes if you prefer or you can ask our expert guide for other various hikes to meet your needs as well. Enjoy staying each night in the charming National Park lodges.

Tour Style:

Private Guided | Alone or with your chosen companion(s), benefit from a private guide throughout most of your trip.

Activity:

Multi Center Walking | You will spend multiple nights in one or more of the locations on this walking tour

This trip is suitable for:

Families, Mixed Abilities, First Timers

As a guide, we would suggest that the minimum age of traveler this tour would be suitable for is: 5 Years

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Wildlife
  • Coastal & Island
  • National Parks & Trails
  • Mountains
  • Alpine Hiking

Inspiration:

  • New

Activity Level & Terrain

This tour is graded easy to moderate, with six days of hiking and a maximum distance of 6 miles. Many of these days have varying distances so you can make the day more challenging if you would like to add miles. Daily hikes average around 5 miles along well-signed and well-traveled trails, regularly monitored and maintained by National Park rangers and staff. The distances and ascents/descents are approximations of the recommended routes.

Navigation

Each hike will be privately guided. 

You will be provided with trip specific contact information in addition to 24/7 telephone support from Macs Adventure should you require assistance.

Accommodations

We specifically hand-picked your accommodations in comfortable National Park lodges and hotels to ensure that you enjoy every minute of your stay while exploring Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks

All accommodations are conveniently located only a short walking distance to restaurants. Additionally, each offers individual character and welcoming hospitality.

Single Rooms & Solo Travelers

This trip is based on two people sharing a room. If you’d like separate rooms, a single supplement is required. If you would like to request a twin room (same room with two separate beds), please notify us during booking so we can request this option. 

This trip is not available to solo walkers. 

Meals

All meals are including for the duration of your trip. Breakfasts and dinners will be enjoyed in town in carefully selected restaurants and lodges while lunches will be made by your guide on the trail. 

 

You will also be provided with an assortment of snacks while you are hiking such as trail mix and dried fruit. 

 

Included
  • 5 Nights at hand-selected mountain lodges and hotels
  • All meals and snacks
  • Detailed pre-departure information pack
  • Transportation each day as per itinerary
  • Day pack and trekking poles
  • Hiking and tour guide for duration of trip
  • 24/7 telephone support
  • National Park entrance fees and permits
Excluded
  • Guide Gratuities
  • Personal equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
Extras
  • Additional nights along the route
  • Room Upgrades (only where applicable)

When To Go

The best time to visit both Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks is between June and September for clear skies, warmer weather, and drier trails. This trip is available to start on any day of the week from June to September during the peak summer and fall season. As these locations are year-round tourist destinations, we suggest you book as soon as your plans are finalized to ensure availability for specific dates.

Weather and Climate

As the terrine varies between rainforests to high alpine peaks and glaciers, hikers should be prepared for hiking in the rain, mud, and on the rare occasion, snow, should there be an early or late snow season that year. 

General Information

There is a minimum of 4 people needed to book this trip and a group maximum of 6. Please enquire with a sales specialist about custom pricing for groups larger than 4. 

Group Departures

We have limited availability for a few group departures. If you are interested in joining a group, please reach out to a sales specialist regarding custom pricing and available dates. 

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance helps protect your travel investment, your belongings, and most importantly you, from unforeseen circumstances that may arise before or during your trip. For more information, please visit our travel insurance page by clicking this link.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Olympic, Hike Hurricane Ridge 5 miles / 8 km Day 2: Olympic: Shi Shi Beach Hike 6 miles / 10 km Day 3: Olympic: Hoh Rainforest Hike 4 miles / 6 km Day 4: Mount Rainier: Faraway Rock Hike 5 miles / 8 km Day 5: Mount Rainier: Skyline Trail 5 miles / 8 km Day 6: Mount Rainier: Comet Falls Hike, Transfer to Olympia and Onward Travel 4 miles / 6 km

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