Mt Rainier National Park

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55210 238th Ave E, Mount Rainier National Park, USA
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aelder2259 aelder22…
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Paradise - Found! Aug 03, 2014
Mt. Rainier National Park is a vast park, so I only explored a small section of it - the Paradise area. The trails are numerous and each could encompass a whole review on their own.

At 14,409 feet above sea level, Mt. Rainier is the tallest mountain peak in the state of Washington. A drive to the Paradise Visitor Center makes one feel like they could reach out and touch the snowy peak. Some trails will get you closer, but to really reach the summit, one must be in excellent physical condition, skill in climbing over glaciers and travel with a guide. For those of us not that ambitious, the best view is from Mazama Ridge, especially around the beginning of August when wildflowers are at their peak.

Lower, a series of small lakes (Reflection Lakes, Louise Lake, and a few smaller ones) offer a great place to view the sunrise, when Mt. Rainier reflects onto the calm water.

There are numerous water falls to view in the area, too.

Note: This is bear country, so keep that in mind when you are hiking. Never hike by yourself and have your 10 essentials with you at all can change quickly or you could find yourself lost.
Mt. Rainier with Reflection Lakes …
Mt. Rainier with its (quite common…
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camwilde camwilde
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Mount Rainier National Park Sep 01, 2012
This is by far one of my favorite parks in the US National Park system. First of all, it is near my home (a mere 4 hours away) and it is gorgeous. From mountains, to flowers, to lakes, to all things nature, it is well worth your visit.

We have now been 3 times: Labor Day 2010, July 2011, and Labor Day 2012. Each time was special and we explored different parts of the park. Paradise is gorgeous and have breathtaking views of the mountain (when you can actually see it) as well as a myriad of wild flowers. The Grove of the Patriarchs has massive trees. Sunrise has majestic views and amazing hiking. No matter where you go in the park, you will be amazed.
Labor Day 2010: View near Paradise
July 2011: Photo taken at same spo…
Labor Day 2010: Hiking near Paradi…
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Nair2011 Nair2011
242 reviews
Natural wonder Mt. Rainier Apr 23, 2010
Mount Rainier is located 54 miles southeast of Seattle, Washington state, United States. Visiting Mount Rainier and taking pictures of paradise in snow is a unique experience.

Definitely a natural wonder and had a great viewing and feeling experience.. Enjoyed every moment while there seeing , feeling and playing the snow in and around Mount Rainier.

Narada Falls was another great attraction. Though most of the water is frozen, view of water flowing through snow is wonderful.

We can see the widest and oldest preserved tree remains in Mount Rainier park. Also the details about rain garden demostration and some other river projects can be seen along the way.

Overall a good natural place to visit in washington state.
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X_Drive X_Drive
836 reviews
Jul 22, 2007
When traveling through the State of Washington looking for waterfalls, the Mount Rainier National Park is a must to add to your itinerary. Established back over a hundred years ago, March 1899, it covers nearly a quarter of a million acres and elevations from under 2,000 feet to its high point at Mount Rainier itself at 14,410 feet.

The mountain itself is an active volcano having erupted only 150 years ago and is covered with snow and ice. Glaciers are also found covering more than 35 square miles of upper portions of the area. The old growth forest below is full of many types of trees and the stunning wildflowers are found around many of the meadows.

If you are out for a scenic drive this is a great park. Of course there is plenty of challenging hikes and mountain climbing available. Camping is available at several sites and there are six visitor or information stations.
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