Mount Rainier Park is one of the best tourist destinations for a great trip during any year. However, some certain seasons and times would better suit your holiday expectations.
July through August is the best time to visit Mount Rainier National Park when wildflowers transform the Park’s subalpine meadows. The dry, warm weather makes hiking ideal. If you come between November and March, you’ll be treated to a winter wonderland with the hilly scenery coated in snow. The Park is open all year, although many parts, including roads, are closed during the winter season (which runs from November to May). The route between the Nisqually Entrance Historic District and Longmire is open all year. However, it closes in the event of inclement weather. However, numerous wintertime activities make a visit worthwhile.
We gathered a few details for you and picked the best times of year for visiting Mount Rainier National Park.
July – August
During this time of the year, the weather is quite splendid. The pleasant warm-season settling in the dryness in the air bloomed the wilderness into a beautiful wonder of nature. Wildflowers bloom at their best during this time. With blooming flowers and beautiful meadows, the Park blooms into the colors of summer, attracting many tourists during this time of the year. The temperature rises to 70 degrees, but the scenery is worth it. Exploring the treks and hiking the trails is quite pleasant during this time of the year.
September – October
The colors of leaving turning yellow harbingering the season of winter makes the scenery looks stunning. During this time of the year, visitors need a proper plan since the snow can set in anytime sooner. Tourists need to make sure theory are aware of the routes and traveling guides to support themselves better along the roads. Make sure you are prepared for emergencies related to winter-like hypothermia. If you are a cyclist, you would love it up here at this time of the year since the traffic of vehicles reduces to a significant level.
November – March
The Park receives a lot of snow quite often, and the Paradise area was packed with record 703 inches of snow in 2017. The snowfall becomes a source of amusement with activities like snowboarding, skiing, and snowshoe walks. There is a lot you can do during this season, with the crowd being less overwhelming. However, this time of year has its own drawbacks related to accommodation. The Park’s two entrances are blocked and closed, while the rest two at the southwest and northwest of the Park are open only.
April – June
Since the warm weather starts to set in, tourists can feel the pleasant weather before the heats wave hits the region. Your preferences depend upon your choices of places you want to visit. Before making a plan double-check the status and availability of camping grounds, roads, hiking treks, and other activities.
You can visit any of these times and enjoy yourself. Just don’t forget to prepare and plan well before leaving for your adventure expedition.