Mount Rainier National Park Travel Guide
Fodor's Pacific Northwest
Like a mysterious, white-clad woman, often veiled in clouds even when the surrounding forests and fields are bathed in sunlight, Mt. Rainier is the centerpiece of its namesake park. The impressive volcanic peak stands at an elevation of 14,411 feet, making it the fifth-highest peak in the lower 48 states. More than 2 million visitors a year enjoy spectacular views of the mountain and return home with a lifelong memory of its image.
The Mount Rainier area is remarkably bereft of quality lodging. Rainier's two national park lodges, at Longmire and Paradise, are attractive and well maintained...read more
There are a limited number of restaurants inside the park, and a few worth checking out lie beyond its borders. Mount Rainier's picnic areas are justly...read more
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The mountain: Some say Mt. Rainier is the most magical mountain in America. At 14,411 feet, it is a popular peak for climbing, with more than... Read more
The best general guide to the park, Mount Rainier: A Visitor's Companion, by Wuerthner and Moore, is available through the Northwest Interpretative... Read more
Wildflower season in the meadows at and above timberline is mid-July through August. Large mammals like deer, elk, black bears, and cougars tend... Read more
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