From the bloggers at Roadtrippers.
Sure, Mount Rainier National Park’s biggest feature is… well, Mount Rainer, but there’s so much more to the park than the peak… although if you’re an avid hiker, you won’t find a better place for stunning scenery. It was originally set aside because of the lovely forests surrounding the mountain, but of course, Rainier and its stunning views, subalpine meadows, volcanic past, and many glaciers is an important natural wonder to preserve. While all that is awesome, you don’t need to be a mountain-climber to appreciate the park. Still not sure? Just check out these hidden gems!
Tips for visiting Mount Rainier National Park:
- Climbing Mount Rainier itself is no east feat. Nearly 10,000 people attempt to conquer the 14,411 feet peak… and only half are successful. Come prepared if you want to make it to the top of Rainier (and remember that you’ll need a permit)… otherwise, there are tons of easier hikes that are just as pretty!
- The park is open 24/7, but roads and visitor centers close at night and on certain days during the winter. Call ahead, especially if it’s during the snowy seasons.
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