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MOUNTA RAINIER NATIONAL PARK

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PARK FACTS

Location: Washington

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.

 

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