Mt Rainier & The Cascades

Rising 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier can be seen from much of western Washington State; on a a clear day, you can see the peak from Seattle city centre. Despite being an active volcano, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in mainland U.S.A. spawning six major rivers.

Just a short drive southeast of Seattle, Mount Rainier National Park offers excellent opportunities for scenic drives, hiking and mountain climbing and offers abundant wildlife and wildflower meadows.

Drive further south in the Cascade range and you can visit the Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument in the area close to the volcano itself, established after the last major eruption in 1980.

North Cascades National Park in the northern part of the state is a vast wilderness of conifer-clad mountains, glaciers and lakes. The park also shelters grizzly bears and gray wolves, plus more than 200 bird species.

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