Mount Rainier National Park
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About the Mount Rainier National Park
Mount Rainier National Park, a 369-sq.-mile Washington state reserve southeast of Seattle, surrounds glacier-capped, 14,410-ft. Mount Rainier. Atop 6,400-ft.-high Sunrise, the highest point in the park reachable by car, visitors can admire Rainier and other nearby volcanoes, including Mount Adams. The park’s 5,400-ft.-high Paradise overlook offers mountain views, summertime wildflower meadows and hiking trailheads.
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Top 3 Adventure Hacks for Mount Rainier National Park
1) Major Historic Attraction
The entire park itself is a major attraction of the park, it was designated a National Historic Landmark District on February 18, 1997, in recognition of the consistently high standard of design and preservation the park’s National Park Service Rustic-style architecture. The park contains 42 locations designated on the National Register of Historic Places, including four National Historic Landmarks.
2) Visit Paradise
Paradise is the name of an area at approximately 5,400 feet on the south slope of Mount Rainier in the national park. It is the most popular destination for visitors to Mount Rainier National Park. It is famous for its glorious views and wildflower meadows. Paradise is also the primary winter-use area in the park, receiving on average 643 inches (53.6 feet/16.3 meters) annual snowfall. Winter activities include snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and sledding.
3) Planning Your Visit Ahead Of Time
Check the local forecast and current road condition before planning a visit accordingly.
Visitors should be aware that mountain weather is very changeable. Wet, cold weather can occur anytime of the year. Although late July and August are generally the driest and warmest time of the year, summer can also be wet and cool, and snow will remain at the 5,000 to 8,000 feet elevation well into mid-July.
Always pay attention to weather forecast and stay connected to The Mount Rainier National Park social media account such as website, twitter, facebook and IG, to get special weather alerts, safety warnings, and condition of the park.
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