Mount Rainier National Park Feature
Top Reasons to Go to Mount Rainier National Park
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 10,000 attempts per year—half of which are successful.
The glaciers: About 35 square mi of glaciers and snowfields encircle Mt. Rainier, including Carbon Glacier and Emmons Glacier, the largest glaciers by volume and area, respectively, in the continental United States.
The wildflowers: More than 100 species of wildflowers bloom in the high meadows of the national park; the display dazzles from midsummer until the snow flies.
Fabulous hiking: More than 240 mi of maintained trails provide access to old-growth forest, river valleys, lakes, subalpine meadows, and rugged ridges.
Unencumbered wilderness: Under the provisions of the 1964 Wilderness Act and the National Wilderness Preservation System, 97% of the park is preserved as wilderness.
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