Located in the shadow of iconic Mount Rainier, Enumclaw is a city with a quaint shopping district and authentic yearround agricultural, recreational and artistic experiences. It is less than one hour from metropolitan areas and SeaTac International Airport, and is conveniently located near Mount Rainier National Park, the Chinook Scenic Byway and Crystal Mountain Resort.
Downtown, Enumclaw’s shopping district hosts a variety of independently-owned boutiques, eateries, wine bars, spas and salons. Additionally, the city features a historical walking tour, and prominently placed sidewalk markers and statues pay homage to Enumclaw’s logging heritage. Seasonal wine wallks and parades, a summer street fair and yearround geocaching opportunities add to the city’s charm.
Local golf, tennis and youth sports facilities abound, and nearby Crystal Mountain Resort offers first class skiing, with beautiful scenery to enjoy both winter and summer, while the Enumclaw Expo Center hosts dozens of year-round events. Enjoy a concert or gaming at the nearby White River Amphitheater and Muckleshoot Casino.
In December, the city hosts its annual Christmas Parade and tree-lighting ceremony. Downtown merchants decorate the area with holiday garland, Christmas trees and lights. Enumclaw offers a warm, friendly atmosphere for shoppers during the busy holiday season. Visitors can enjoy the miles of nearby snowmobile, downhill and cross-country areas. Take advantage of the ski facilities at Crystal Mountain Resort, or try catching the winter run of steelhead trout found in the nearby White, Green, Carbon and Puyallup Rivers.
Springtime provides anglers with opportunities to catch trout in nearby lakes and streams. Mountain biking, camping, hiking, horseback riding, and backpacking await outdoor enthusiasts. The Mutual of Enumclaw Stage Race, a bicycle race that brings professional and amateur racers from all over the country to Enumclaw, takes place each May.
Summer months include berry patches, the popular Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration, and the King County Fair, the oldest fair West of the Mississippi. Come to the gathering of clans and visit with people from all over the world at the Scottish Highland Games. This two-day Scottish Festival in July features old Highland Games, wonderful bagpipe music and Scottish food and drink.
In addition to the secret spots the locals won’t tell you about, here are a few suggestions from Washington State’s Department of Fish and Wildlife
Open year-round and located with Farmer’s Park, this course consists of 9 baskets, each containing two distinctly marked tee positions. The course offers a great variety of terrain including some open-field and moderately wooded areas.
Come play one of the most beautiful courses in Western Washington, with some of the best fees around! Located just off State Highway 410 at 45220 288th Avenue Southeast, with easy parking and access.
Puget Sound Soaring Association operates weekends and holidays from March through October from Bergseth Field in Enumclaw.
Seattle Ballooning is the only company to provide hot air balloon rides directly in front of Mt. Rainier. You’ll get breathtaking views of downtown Seattle, the Space Needle, Tacoma, Lake Tapps, Auburn, and the beautiful Cascade Mountains.
Open all year, and almost daily, the Enumclaw Aquatic Center offers swim lessons, exercise classes, movie nights, splash and play camps and a place for the entire family to have fun. The aquatic staff, on special occasions sets up an enormous, floating obstacle course.
Open Year Round – rain or shine. Guided trail rides are the main focus of services provided by the ranch. All guided rides are conducted at a walk. In addition to guided riding, the ranch also offers basic horse familiarization. Reservations are required.
The museum represents the Plateau’s interest in local history through preservation, documentation, education and visual display and promotion of local artifacts, histories and local historical sites.
The Chalet Theatre was built in 1917 and originally served as home to the American Legion. In 1947, it was converted to a movie house and still includes its original murals, tapestry, and fixtures. The Theater remains family-owned and has upgraded to digital projection and added a 7.1 Dolby Sound System.
The White River Amphitheater is an outstanding outdoor live music venue 7 miles from Enumclaw. It has a capacity of 16,000 and hosts many tours and live acts throughout the summer months. On a clear day the venue provides a wonderful view of Mt. Rainier.
Muckleshoot Casino offers more than 3,100 video gaming machines, more than 70 of your favorite table games, keno, off-track betting, and the largest non-smoking Poker Room in the state of Washington.