MOUNTA RAINIER NATIONAL PARK
Size: 369 sq mi (30th)
About the size of: US Virgin Islands
Date Established: March 2, 1899 (4th)
Annual Visitation (2018): 1,518,491 (18th)
Features: mountains, waterfalls
Common activities: Hiking, Backpacking, Mountaineering
Towering over Seattle is the dominating presence of Mt. Rainier (14,411 ft.), the tallest volcano in the United States outside Alaska, and the tallest mountain in Washington. With a total of 25 glaciers, including the largest and most voluminous in the contiguous United States, Mt. Rainier attracts mountaineers from around the globe.