Yakima to Mount Rainier and West

Packwood, Washington 98361

Yakima to Mount Rainier and West

Yakima to Mount Rainier and West Professional Review and Guide

"This 225-mile drive heads west from Yakima, ascending slowly through the dry, orchard-rich Naches Valley before crossing the Cascade Divide and the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail on the way to Mount Rainier National Park, named a National Historic Landmark in March of 1997. The drive takes two eastside approaches into Mount Rainier National Park, to Sunrise and Paradise. It offers an optional side trip to White Pass (25 miles round-trip), then goes through the Gifford Pinchot National Forest to end at Interstate 5 on Puget Sound.

Special attractions: Mount Rainier National Park; backcountry hiking, guided mountain climbing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, picnicking, winter sports, interpretive programs, and wildlife watching. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more."

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Trail Information

Packwood
Nearby City
225
Distance
Spring through fall
Season
Mount Rainier National Park, Gifford Pinchot National Forest
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Jul 2018