Mount Rainier National Park Overview
Soaring nearly three miles high and capped by 26 glaciers, majestic Mount Rainier beckons outdoor lovers and nature enthusiasts year-round. “The Mountain” as locals call it, is the tallest free-standing volcano in the contiguous United States, and Washington State’s most recognised natural icon. It is surrounded by Mount Rainier National Park, which is located two-and-half hours south of Seattle. Over one million travellers visit Mount Rainier National Park annually to enjoy its abundant wildflowers, waterfalls, wildlife and hiking opportunities.
Just outside the Park, visitors can find attractions like Crystal Mountain Resort, where a 10-minute gondola ride takes passengers to The Summit House, Washington’s highest fine dining restaurant.