Enumclaw is conveniently just an hour from Seattle and is known as the gateway to the Mount Rainier National Park. The Chinook Pass Scenic Byway and the South Cascade Loop are also close by to for travelers looking to get stuck into all things nature.
With Mount Rainier standing elegantly over the town, exploring the mountain and its national park seem like the obvious choice when in Enumclaw. Adventurous types could also attempt to climb the summit or join a expedition. The park has various areas to venture through, each with their own unique natural landscape. Some have with wildflower-filled meadows, while other areas are almost rainforest-esque -- all of them however, have excellent trails. In the summer, visitors are welcome to go berry picking here.
Elsewhere, the Chinook Scenic Byway begins in Enumclaw and is 87 miles of scenic driving through incredible scenery, offering awe-inspiring views of the mountain, park and forests.
Each season offers different attractions and activities in Enumclaw. Winter is best for snow sports, summer for festivals and berry picking, spring for fishing and biking, and fall for colors and drives.