The jagged white crown of Mount Rainier is the showpiece of the Cascades and the focal point of this 337-square-mi national park. The most popular destination in the park, Paradise, is in the park's southern region, and Ohanapecosh, the Grove of Patriarchs, and Tipsoo Lake are in the southeastern corner. Mount Rainier National Park's eastern and northern areas are dominated by wilderness. The snowy folds of the Cascade mountain range stretch out from this Washington park; Seattle is roughly 50 mi north and the volcanic ruins of Mt. St. Helens 100 mi south.
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