If the sun is out, Mt. Rainier is hard to miss, especially in Tacoma, WA! The iconic symbol of Washington state towers above the range surrounding it. In fact, at 14,410 feet above sea level, it towers over the whole Pacific Northwest! But seeing it from a distance is a whole different thing than visiting Mt. Rainier National Park in person. So once you’re done dining, visiting animals at Pt. Defiance Zoo and drooling over classic cars in Tacoma, Mt. Rainier is the perfect place to take your RV rental next!
Only an hour and a half drive from Tacoma, WA, Mt. Rainier National Forest has plenty to do, with five developed areas, three visitor’s centers, a museum and several ranger stations. At 368 square miles, you won’t run out of roads to travel in your RV rental! The park has four campgrounds to choose from, Cougar Rock, White River, Ohanepecosh and Mowich Lake. Check ahead of time to see if they are RV friendly so you can be prepared.
So, where to take your RV rental in this vast National Park? What to do first? If it’s one of the many glaciers on the mountain that you are most interested in seeing, we recommend either the Glacier Basin Trail, the Emmons Moraine Trail or the Carbon Glacier Trail. Just remember to stay on the trail and away from the glacier! Along the way, take in the meadows of alpine wildflowers and of course, the majesty of the mountain itself. All this is just a short drive from Tacoma, WA! So if you’re looking for RV rentals Tacoma, any one of our camper vans or motorhomes is a great way to check out this natural wonder.