Private Session: Hiking the Muir Snowfield at Mt. Rainier National Park

9:00am3:00pm

$499 for REI Members

$519 for non-members

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Overview

  • Fitness level 4 Vigorous
  • Minimum age 12
  • Group size 1 people

Book a private session and you'll get this entire experience all to yourself--and up to three additional friends or family members. You'll enjoy more one-on-one time with the guide/instructor, more flexibility throughout the session, and a more personal experience for everyone who joins you. Price covers all costs for up to 4 people. Beloved by locals and admired by adventurers nationwide, Mt. Rainier National Park offers pristine wilderness, invigorating hiking, and iconic views of the Cascade Mountains. We'll begin our hike at the Paradise Visitor's Center and travel through alpine meadows filled with wildflowers, keeping an eye out for marmots, gray jays and other critters that call this area home. We'll climb as high as 8,000 feet, past Pebble Creek and onto the Muir Snowfield where we'll have a close-up view of the highest peak in Washington to the north, and if it's clear, a sweeping view of the Tatoosh Range, Mt. Adams and Mt. St. Helens to the south. Along the way, we'll share some hiking tips and offer insight into the region's unique ecosystem. This hike is perfect for people with some hiking experience as you'll need to feel comfortable walking up and down steep terrain for about 7 miles at elevations above 5,000 feet. Depending on time of year, much of your day will be spent on the permanent snowfield! The best part about this hike? We do all the planning and packing - you just have to show up! Grab your day pack, lace up your boots, and join us!

  • Learn about hiking/backpacking gear
  • Learn basic navigation
  • Learn Natural History
  • Learn Hiking Techniques (pacing, rest step, and/or snow travel)

What to bring with you

Map image of Mount Rainier National Park

More directions and information

Participants will meet guides at the meeting location and caravan in personal vehicles to the trailhead