Mount Rainier, Paradise

Bearing Tours

Experience the best of what the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

Private driving and hiking tours for up to 6 guests to Mount Rainier, Olympic & North Cascades National Parks and more spectacular Washington destinations. 

 

At 14,411 feet, Mt Rainer is the tallest peak in Washington State. There is more glacial ice on Mt. Rainier than the other 16 active volcanoes in the Cascade Mountain range combined! Named for Peter Rainier, an admiral in the British Navy, Mt. Rainier is home to over 280 species of wildlife. Experience for yourself the wonders of America's  5th national park.

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Home to the only rain forests in the Continental United States, the west side of the Olympic Peninsula receives up to 15 feet of rain in a year!  Unlike the Cascade Mountains, the Olympic Mountains have no volcanoes and are made of sedimentary rock that used to be on the ocean floor and basalt lava that used to be an island off the coast millions of years ago. The Olympic National Park is one of the few places in the world where you can hike from a rain forest to a glacier in less than 20 miles.

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At 8363 feet in elevation and less than 40,000 years old, Mt St Helen's is the shortest and youngest of the 5 active volcanoes in Washington State.  But it's also the most active in the last 10,000 years. George Vancouver named the volcano for Britain’s ambassador to Spain, Alleyne Fitzherbert, also known as Baron St. Helens. See the aftermath of the largest landslide in recorded history and natures resilience as it fights to reclaim the land.

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Formed in 1968, North Cascades National Park covers an area of over a half million acres in the Cascade Mountain Range. With over 300 glaciers within the Park, see why the North Cascades are called the American Alps.

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Whidbey Island, named for Joseph Whidbey, master of the HMS Discovery lead by British explorer George Vancouver, is the largest island in Washington State. If you like small town shopping and restaurants, beautiful scenery, and relaxing drives through the country, you will love Whidbey Island!

Whidbey Island

At 10,781 feet tall, Mt. Baker is the 3rd tallest volcano in Washington State. Named by George Vancouver for his 3rd Lieutenant Joseph Baker of the HMS Discovery, Mt. Baker has the second most glacier cover of all of the Cascade Volcanoes behind only Mt Rainier. Mt. Baker Ski Area averages over 600 inches of snowfall in the winter. In 1999, Mt Baker set the world record for recorded snowfall in a single season—1,140 inches.

Mt Baker

Snoqualmie Falls is one of Seattle's most popular destinations. Located just 30 minutes from Seattle, Snoqualmie Falls gives visitors a taste of the topography of the foothills of the west side of the Cascade Mountains. An interpretive trail drops 300  feet through the temperate rain forest to the river. Local hiking trails of all levels allow hikers to explore more of the area.

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Seattle and the Puget Sound region have been carved by glaciers over 3000 feet thick, rocked by magnitude 9.0 earthquakes, and reshaped by volcanic eruptions. But all of this devastating activity has produced a beautiful landscape that's home to nearly 4 million residents.

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Have another destination in mind? San Juan Islands, Leavenworth, WA, Dry Falls, Steamboat Rock, Grand Coulee Dam, Hood Canal?

Let’s put together a memorable experience for you! All Bearing Tours can be completely customized and tailored to the guest's preferences. We cater to what you would like to do and see!

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Vehicle & Pick-Up

Tours are provided in a 2020 Toyota Sienna minivan equipped with leather captains chairs, sun shades, charging ports, all wheel drive and several state-of-the-art safety features.


Pickup at your hotel, business or home. Available on short notice. I can typically arrive at your location within one hour of contact.


I am based in Seattle but I can arrange to pick up your group outside of Seattle within the Puget Sound region. (Additional fees may apply for pickups outside of Seattle)

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Dining

From boxed lunches to fast food to restaurant dining, the choice is yours. When we plan your trip, I will go over the dining options with you so you can pick the best option for your group.

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Your Guide

As a former hotel concierge, I planned trips like these for guests for over 13 years. As an avid outdoors-man, I have been hiking, backpacking, mountain biking and exploring the Pacific Northwest for over 25 years with over 400 trips under my belt.

My goal is to provide memorable experiences for my clients. Once you see these places, hopefully you will return to the Pacific Northwest and see more of what Washington State has to offer.

For your safety and peace of mind, I am fully vaccinated and a certified Wilderness First Responder.

If you would like to see where we've been, follow us on Instagram at @bearingtours and @beenhiking.

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Advantages of taking a private tour...


  • Flexible departure times

  • Flexible pick up and drop off locations. We pick up and drop off at the location you prefer. Outside of Seattle? No problem!

  • Flexible dining options.

  • Completely customizable itineraries. More hiking? More driving? It's up to you. Every trip is tailored to your requirements.

  • We can cover more ground and see more!

  • Lastly, you don't have to worry about missing the bus!

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Reviews

 

 Wow, just wow! Where to begin? The adventure that Alex delivered on the Ultimate Mt..Rainier Experience was unsurpassed.We started with the majestic views from Sunrise then progressed around the loop to Paradise. There were hikes to old growth stands of tree as well as too many waterfalls to recount. Each was more spectacular than the next. These were all tied together beautifully with Alex's knowledge of not only the history of the park but its geology as well! The delicious lunch options provided by Homegrown hit the spot to ensure energy throughout the journey. The dinner at Basecamp was the perfect way to end a memorable day of exploring the most iconic symbol of the Pacific Northwest.

R Schupp

 

Contact & Booking

If you would like more information about my tours or would like to book a tour please reach out to me by phone, text  or email. If you would like to go today or tomorrow, please text me to get the fastest response.

I am available on short notice. I can typically pick up groups in downtown Seattle with 30-45 minutes of contact.

206-945-2718

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How was your experience?

I'd love feedback about your experience. Please take a moment to reflect on your experience with Bearing Tours. Thank you for touring with Bearing Tours and I look forward to seeing you the next time you are in the Pacific Northwest!

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