Mount Rainier National Park in Washington DC is one of the best places to visit during your Washington DC tours as it offers a number of thrilling and exhilarating things to do. Most roads in the Mount Rainier are open from the end of May to early October, and offer awestruck views and access to other beautiful sites along the way. Some of the activities over here that are sure to give you an adrenaline rush are listed below.
One of the best ways to explore Mount Rainier is by riding through the scenic roads on a cycle. This ride will be both challenging and awe-inspiring. However, cyclists are allowed only on the park roads, not on the hiking trails. Besides, the national park does not have any bike trails too.
The best time for the cycle riding is from September to early October, as the number of vehicles on the road will be less during this time. In addition, the fall colors will beautify the scenery. However, beware that parks may close any road to bicycle use temporarily. So, check the current road status prior to starting your adventurous journey.
There are many camping grounds available in the Mount Rainier. However, it is better to check the operating times of these campgrounds during the peak season in order to confirm the status. It is also to be noted that you will not have any kind of access to water, electrical, or grey water hookups in these campgrounds. So go well prepared.
The campgrounds are assigned for travelers based on the order they arrive. However, you can also reserve some campgrounds over here such as Cougar Rock and Ohanapecosh through their particular websites. Other important things to be noted are that only a maximum of 6 members are allowed in a campsite, and you cannot sleep in the vehicles that are parked outside the campsite.
There are many renowned flowers in the Mount Rainier that blooms only during particular seasons, for a limited period of time. Mostly, these rare flowers bloom during the months of July and August. During this time, you will be astonished with the sight of colorful and impressive meadows over here. In August, there will be a slight frost as well that will enhance the beauty of these enchanting meadows even more.
One of the unique activities over here is wildflower discovering. During this activity, you will be equipped with the photos and details of some common type of wildflowers in the National Park. Else, you can watch short clips or videos of the same before starting this exciting flower hunting.