Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier stands as an icon in the Washington landscape. An active volcano, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S.A., spawning six major rivers. Subalpine wildflower meadows ring the icy volcano while ancient forest cloaks Mount Rainier s lower slopes. Wildlife abounds in the park s ecosystems. A lifetime of discovery awaits.

Mount Rainier National Park Info


Mount Rainier National Park

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News

Tourism to Mount Rainier National Park Creates $68,400,000 in Economic Benefits

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 1.5 million visitors to Mount Rainier National Park in 2018 spent $54,900,000 in communities near the park. That spending supported 599 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $68,400,000.

Six climbers flown off Mount Rainier after rockfall; one fatality

A Search and Rescue at Mount Rainier National Park today responded to six climbers caught in a rockfall at 10,400 feet yesterday evening. Two of the climbers were flown off the mountain and transported to local hospitals, while a third died on the mountain. The remaining three climbers were uninjured.

Four climbers rescues from near the summit of Mount Rainier

Rangers at Mount Rainier National Park successfully rescued four climbers from near the summit of Mount Rainier this morning. The climbers had been stranded on the mountain since Monday. All four are alive but suffering from exposure to the cold. They are being transported by air and ground to local hospitals.

Mount Rainier National Park Photos

Narada Falls

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Narada Falls

Paradise River, Narada Falls,
Mount Rainer National Park,
Washington, USA

Silver Falls

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Silver Falls

Silver Falls, Ohanapecosh River,
Mount Rainer National Park,
Washington, USA

Myrtle Falls #2 2014

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Myrtle Falls #2 2014

Myrtle Falls, Paradise,
Mount Rainer National Park,
Washington, USA

glacial runoff falls

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glacial runoff falls

Paradise,
Mount Rainer National Park,
Washington, USA

Winter's Grip

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Winter's Grip

Mount Rainier's Tipsoo Lake at sunset. The ice is melting fast with this summer like weather we've been having, but the last little bit of snow still hangs on at the lake this past weekend.

Ohanapecosh Visitor Center

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Ohanapecosh Visitor Center

Ohanapecosh Visitor Center,
Mount Rainer National Park,
Washington, USA

Taking It In

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Taking It In

Spending a moment of awe looking at the glaciers

I Stand Alone

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I Stand Alone

Beautiful flowers are everywhere you look

The Mountain is Out

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The Mountain is Out

"The Mountain is Out" is a local saying for when Rainier is visible and not all clouded over.

Moving On Up

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Moving On Up

Hiking through the forest

Massive and Not-So-Massive

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Massive and Not-So-Massive

Colette is dwarved by the massive pines

Goofiness

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Goofiness

Sometimes ya just gotta be goofy

Through the Snow

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Through the Snow

Colette works her way through the snow at Spray Park

Epiphytes

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Epiphytes

Long strands of moss hang from this pine

Mount Rainier Cascade Blue

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Mount Rainier Cascade Blue

Cascades along Van Trump Creek, upstream from Christine Falls, on the Comet Falls trail in Mount Rainier National Park. Two shots blended to preserve sharpness of foliage detail. EXIF data is for water image; other shot taken at f/8.0 and 1/60 sec.

Sunrise Visitor Center

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Sunrise Visitor Center

Sunrise Visitor Center, Sunrise,
Mount Rainer National Park,
Washington, USA

Mount Rainier National Park | Ep.1 | SR123

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Mount Rainier National Park | Ep.1 | SR123

Enjoy roadside views of streams and waterfalls along SR123 as they gush and flow with spring melt! June 2019

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Mount Rainier National Park | SR123

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Mount Rainier National Park | SR123

Really had a lot of fun rendering this image. I had no idea that a mythical creature would be emerging!

Welcome to the Park

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Welcome to the Park

Welcoming us into the park through the Mowich Lake entrance.

Babbling Brook

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Babbling Brook

There is no shortage of water and lush greenery within the park