One of the most visited national parks, Mount Rainier is three miles above the lowlands. As a result, it is the most prominent peak in the Cascade Range.
Mount Rainier was established in 1899, making it one of the oldest national parks. At 14,410 feet, it dominates the landscape of a large part of western Washington State. The mountain is several miles taller than the lowlands to the west and one and one-half miles higher than the adjacent mountains! An active volcano, Mount Rainier last erupted approximately 150 years ago.
Nearly two million visitors a year come to Mount Rainier National Park.