The second national park to visit in Washington – Mount Rainier

In our last article we talked about the Olympic National Park, which is located near Port Angeles. Today we’re going to continue talking about a national park, only this time we’re going to talk about Mount Rainier. Now granted Mount Rainier is further away, but it’s still in the state of Washington, and that’s good enough for me.

The second national park to visit in Washington – Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier is located southeast from Port Angeles, it’s a 3 and a half hour drive to get there, but I think it’s worth it. Named after the highest mountain in the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest, and also the highest mountain in the state of Washington. Park was established in 1899 and it covers a little over 235,000 acres. Mount Rainier is probably the most famous sight to see in the Mount Rainier national park, since it’s also a volcano.

Aside from the mountain itself, parks has a lot of other things worth checking out. Starting with the historical sights ranging back to 6000 years, various fauna, beautiful pristine nature sights (Paradise for example), etc. Even though the park is smaller than Olympic National Park, it’s still worth checking out. I’ll do another closer look at parks hots spots in future posts.