It isn’t uncommon for visitors to Mount Rainier National Park to wonder where Mount Rainier is. At times it feels like Mount Rainier spends more times hidden by clouds that being seen. When Mount Rainier makes an appearance it is an impressive sight. Standing at 14,411 feet tall, Mount Rainier is the tallest mountain in Washington. She looks like a peaceful snow-covered mountain, but she is actually a massive volcano. She is one of the most dangerous volcanos in the United States. While she is currently dormant, that could change. It is important to visit this park before an eruption changes the face of the mountain.
Mount Rainier National Park Profile
Check out nearby National Park Service Sites (less than a 4-hour drive):
- North Cascades National Park
- Olympic National Park
- Ross Lake National Recreation Area
- Lake Chelan National Recreation Area
- Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park (Seattle Unit)
- San Juan Islands National Historical Park
- Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
- Nez Perce National Historical Park
- Ebby’s Landing National Historical Reserve
- Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
- Whitman Mission National Historic Site
Check out nearby National Park Service Sites (less than an 8-hour drive):
- Crater Lake National Park
- Redwoods National and State Parks
- John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
- Oregon Caves National Monument & Preserve
- WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument (Tule Lake Unit)
- Lava Beds National Monument
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Jennifer has been obsessed with national parks as a child. This Tennessee native spent her childhood exploring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and traveling with her parents to National Parks and around the Caribbean. She is always planning her next adventure and is ready to see the world while trying to visit all 59 National Park (*She is ignoring the hunk of concrete that just became a national park).