Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park

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Washington Mather Parkway Itinerary for a 1 day RV Holiday

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Day 1

Start: Mount Rainier National Park

Suggested Time at This Site:  45 minutes

Here is a mountain wonderland of dense forests, dazzling wildflowers, tremendous snowfields, and rugged glaciers. While resting from your trip and eating a picnic lunch, realx to the soothing sound of falling water, and the cool off with the refreshing breezes off the glaciers.

Stop 2: Boulder Cave Nature Trail

This is a kids' special. Bring a lunch, a flashlight and the patience to answer a lot of questions as you lead the youngsters into Boulder Cave, a natural stone tunnel nearly 200 feet long.

Stop 3: Tipsoo Lakes/Naches Peak Loop

Suggested Time at This Site:  20 minutes

Take your water bottles and a small snack for an easy stroll on the Naches Peak Loop. Gaining only 500 feet in elevation and meandering around meadows and forests, this is the perfect walk to get a good glimpse of the beauty in the area.

End: Federation Forest State Park

Suggested Time at This Site:  30 minutes

The remnants of history await visitors of this old growth forest. Remains of the historic Naches trail, one of the first trails from eastern Washington to Puget Sound, exist throughout the grounds. Or visit the 'hobbit home' tucked away in a corner of the park.

Totals for Day 1

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Total Stopping Time:            1 hour 35 minutes

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