5 Reasons to Visit Mount Rainier National Park- Washington

Fast Facts

  • The 14,410- foot volcano can be spotted from any direction even more than 100 miles away
  • If you reach the top of Mount Rainier, you can see all 26 glaciers
  • In March 1899,it became the 5th National Park
  • Open all year round, but it’s peak season is between July and August
  • Surpasses over 1 million visitors every year

 

  1. Paradise “The Snowiest Place On Earth”

Paradise is located Northeast of the National Park Inn, it is the place to be especially during winter when it reaches an average of 680 inches of snow per year, living up to it’s nickname ofย  “Snowiest Place On Earth.” This is the popular region of Mount Rainier and receives more than half of all it visitors. Mount-Rainier

2.ย  Sunrise and White River

This is the second most popular region in Mount Rainier, because it’s home to the highest point in the park. Located on the opposite North East direction of Paradise, here you can bask in the beauty of the Sunrise Ridge and White River.

3. Camping

Camping at Mount Rainier, offers many selections depending on what region of the park you want to visit. For example, if you choose to stay in the Longmire and Paradise area, a good campground would be Cougar Rock, which is of course the most popular. If camping is not your thing, there are two lodging options: National Park Inn and Paradise Inn.

4. A Hiker’s Dream

There are over 30 different hiking trails, equal to over 260 miles. Hikes range from easy to strenuous and lead to new and exciting views where once again you can spot Mount Rainier.

Paradise, the most popular area has seven different trails ranging from less than a mile to five mile hikes.

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5. Countless Activities

Any season you visit Mount Rainier, you can participate and array of outdoor activities that will ignite your senses and connect you mother earth. Activities include backpacking, hiking,mountain climbing,biking, fishing,horseback riding, snowshoeing, skiing and camping.

 

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