Top Rainier watching spots in the PNW

Rainier Watch

Hey everyone!

This is something I’ve wanted to put together for a long time… A list of great spots where you can see The Mountain out around our areas (Seattle, Tacoma, etc)! And I think with everything going on right now with COVID, it’s going to be extra useful (Before going outside, please follow the recommendations of the government and/or CDC like social distancing).

So I posted the other day on the RW Instagram and got a bunch of helpful tips where you love to Rainier watch when Mount Rainier is out in the PNW! Thanks everyone for sharing your favorite spots, I’m hoping this list can grow and maybe eventually I’ll build it into an interactive map.

Feel free to share your favorite spots that aren’t yet on the list via email or in the comments below!

Tacoma Area

  • Jerish Dock (Gig Harbor)
  • Point Ruston
  • Ruston Way
  • Cliff House (Brown’s Point)
  • Top of Green Mountain (Bremerton)

King County (Seattle, etc)

  • Magnuson Park
  • Elliot Bay Trail
  • The top of Poo Point Trail
  • Seward Park
  • Kerry Park
  • Bothell FEMA Station
  • Sky View Observatory

Mount Rainier Area

  • Tolmie Peak Lookout
  • High Rock Lookout
  • Summit Lake
  • Mount Freemont Lookout
  • Crystal Mountain
  • Sun Top Lookout
  • Tipsoo Lake

Southside Area (Puyallup, Renton, etc)

  • Scenic View (Eatonville)
  • Highway 410 in Bonney Lake
  • Auburn
  • Federal Way
  • Highway 12 near Yakima
  • Orting
  • NE 3rd St Road (Renton Highlands)
  • Driving off Exit 111
  • Tanwax Chapel viewpoint on Mountain Highway (outside Eatonville)

What favorite spots of yours did we miss? Leave a comment below!

4 thoughts on “Top Rainier watching spots in the PNW

  1. The BD Bakery in Black Diamond, WA.
    The Cafe D’Arte – Tehaleh Cafe at 19001 Cascadia Boulevard East, Bonney Lake, WA 98391.

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