Take a scenic ride on the Mt. Rainier Gondola over meadows of wildflowers, and climb over 2,000 vertical feet to the summit of Crystal Mountain.
At the top you?ll find an unparalleled view of Mt. Rainier and the Cascade Range. The gondola ride is 12 minutes each way.
Soak in the views along the ridge from one of the slingback chairs or picnic tables. Interpretive guided walks offer information about the local history, geology, wildlife and more.
Bring your own lunch or money for lunch in the Fireside Cafe. 10 spots available. No refunds for cancellations after August 19. For more information and the itinerary of the day, please click the "REGISTER NOW" button.
8:45 am - Meet at the Northshore YMCA
9:00 am - Depart on the YMCA bus.
11:00 am - Arrive at Crystal Mountain with time to explore, ride the gondola, go on an interpretive guided walk, and eat lunch in cafe.