The Longest Scenic Drive Around Washington’s Mt. Rainier National Park Leads To Its Most Stunning Lake

Mount Rainier National Park spans 369 square miles, and it’s surrounded by some stunning scenery, charming small towns, and rugged rural property. While we always recommend exploring the park itself, especially on foot, there is a scenic drive that will take you in a giant loop around it, taking you straight to some of the area’s top attractions in the process.

The route encircling Mount Rainier is about 147 miles long, but you should allow for a solid five hours so you can explore. It’s usually snow-free by the beginning of June, and you can typically drive it well into October.

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

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Address: Mount Rainier, Washington 98304, USA