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Nearly a dry, rocky bed during July.

We took a short hike to the river bed. It wa mostly dry rocks with only a trickle of water in... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Mize, Mississippi
Esatern Park Entrance.

The Nisqually Entrance is at the very SW corner of the Mt. Rainier National Park, convenient from... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took a short hike to the river bed. It wa mostly dry rocks with only a trickle of water in July, which was surprising sincel it was in July, but we were still pretty high on the mountain.

Thank Oldtravellers50
Reviewed 4 October 2018

The Nisqually Entrance is at the very SW corner of the Mt. Rainier National Park, convenient from Ashford, Eatonville, and near the Mt. Rainier Historic Railroad as well as the other towns along Washington State Hwy. 706. The road is well kept and easy driving....More

Thank Violette54
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

The river bed had a tremendous number of rocks and boulders, but with not a lot of water flow. It looks like this river goes pretty high up the mountain. This represents an awesome force of nature.

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
Reviewed 5 October 2017

As you drive through the park from Longmire up to Paradise, you follow the river bed of this amazing river. As you look at all the rock, debris and logs along the banks, you can tell that during certain times, this river is huge and...More

Thank Zamigaos
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

The road from Paradise to Longmire offers many great views of the river along the road and at numerous viewpoints. It's an incredible perspective of the power of the river and glacial melt.

Thank LSUTraveller
Reviewed 20 July 2017

The NIsqually Glacier gives life to the river of the same name. It courses down through verdant country, through the Niqually national Wildlife Refuge and ultimately to the Puget Sound. It's an important economic source for the area, as well and spiritual for Native Americans...More

1  Thank okeedoke
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Go early because these streams seem to have a spotty future due to lack of water. in some spots it is awesome whitewater but in other spots the water is too low for any real use. That being said there are still some excellent places...More

Thank mike t
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Just after NARADA FALLS on the way to Long mire this river offers us a scenic view.The route offers beautiful.views.

Reviewed 31 October 2016

On September 17, 2016, I saw the river during a big rain event. In the early morning before the deluge began, the river was running muddy (is it ever clear?), but in the channel banks. By mid afternoon, it was out of the channel and...More

Thank CaptainSPI
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a great place to observe mother nature. Watch the river flow down from the amazing glacier up on Mt. Rainier. Lots of viewpoints and it is constantly changing. Go up to Paradise and see where it begins.

Thank GenotheViking
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