Mt Rainier National Park

Posted in North America | March 23, 2010 | Comment Now

Mt Rainier National Park ranks fifth national park of United States. It was created on 2nd March 1899 and measures 368 square miles including Mountains of Rainier. It is situated in Washington State to the northeast Lewis County and southeast of Pierce County.

Mt Rainier National Park has outstanding attractions for mountain climbing picturesque drives, and hiking. A good number of roads are accessible from end of May to beginning of October, along with it; it has eye-catching views as well as a variety of hiking tracks and many more sites. Though several visitors plan their visit to the park for a day, mull over a thorough journeying of on one or two areas of the park.

The most recommended areas are Paradise, sunrise and Carbon River.


It is well known for its magnificent wildflower hayfield and scenic views. The new Paradise Jackson Visitor Center is the chief visitor center and it is situated in the topmost parking lot. The park area of the Paradise is also busy on the winter season as it gets regular 680 inches of snow annually. In winter, you can enjoy activities such as cross-country skiing, tubing, and snowshoeing. The road flanked by Paradise and Longmire is turned during the entire winter.

Paradise is positioned 12 miles eastern side of Longmire and from Nisqually Entrance 19 miles east.


Sunrise is the uppermost tip that is able to be reached by motor vehicle of Mount Rainier National Park, which is at 6,400 feet altitude. In summer, mountain hayfields flourishes with beautiful colorful wildflowers. Clear days, are best to be at Sunrise. It has spectacular views of Emmons glacier, Mount Rainier, and many volcanoes within the Cascade Range. Because of this excellent trail system and scenic views, it is the second most visited spot in the Park.

Sunrise is situated to northeast Nisqually Entrance at 19 miles distance and turn from the highway 410, at 14 miles northwest towards the sunrise.

Mt Rainier National Park is known for having 91,000 acres of land as old forest. it’s a great park to visit which has many attractions as well as facilities like restaurants, lodges, and many more.

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