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Tacoma to Mount Rainier National Park

  • Distance: 55 miles
  • Routes: SR 7, SR 706
  • Estimated Driving Time: 1.5 hours

Tour Overview

Dominated by majestic Mt. Rainier at every turn, this All-American Road traces the historic Naches Trail trading route between Enumclaw and the Naches Valley.

It offers, in rapid succession, views of intense urban activity, of farming on fertile valleys and stump lands, and of logging and lumbering in the shadow of the imposing mountain. Particularly on weekends, automobiles laden with skis, wool clothing, and other winter-sports equipment whiz along the highway, transporting parties from Tacoma, Seattle, and other Puget Sound cities to the alpine playland.

Key Waypoints along Tacoma to Mount Rainier National Park


Lying along the protected waters of Puget Sound and Commencement Bay, into which the Puyallup River drains, is about midway... Visit


On the bank of the Nisqually River, was another gathering place for the mountain folk. Settled by German homesteaders in... Visit

Nisqually Entrance to Mount Rainier National Park

Marked by a huge arch of logs spanning the highway. Two campgrounds provide full accommodations, campsites, and tent cabins. Visitors... Visit

This tour has 1 leg, 21 waypoints, 7 side trips, and covers 55 miles.