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Mount Rainier National Park

  • 55210 238th Ave E
  • Ashford, WA 98304-9751
  • [360] 569-2211
Overview
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235,625 acres containing outstanding examples of old growth forests and subalpine meadows. Mount Rainier National Park was established on March 2, 1899, and encompasses 235,625 acres, ranging in elevation from 1,610' to 14,410' above sea level. The 'mountain' is an active volcano encased in over 35 square miles of snow and ice, surrounded by old growth forest and stunning wildflower meadows. The park is also rich in cultural resources and was designated a National Historic Landmark District as an outstanding example of early park planning and NPS rustic architecture. Whether you're looking for scenic drives or challenging hikes, or to enjoy historic architecture or mountain climbing, Mount Rainier has something for you. We hope that your visit to our web site will help you enjoy your visit to the park.