Mount Rainier National Park is a beautiful natural wonder, arguably one of the most spectacular in the entire U.S. Recreational activities are in abundance there -- it's only a question of when to go and how long you want to spend there. Take this quiz to learn more about visiting Mount Rainier National Park.
Mount Rainier National Park is located in central Washington State, 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Tacoma.
Mount Rainier, the centerpiece of the Mount Rainier National Park, is one of several volcanoes in the Cascade Range.
This museum is open every day, whereas other visitor centers in Mount Rainier National Park are open seasonally.
It boasts six campgrounds altogether, one of which -- Sunshine Point Campground -- is open all year round.
You're likely to see black bears, beavers, mountain goats and even black-tailed deer.
The western red cedar trees owe their towering height to the abundant rainfall in the area -- about 100 inches (2.5 meters) a year.
Mount Rainier is covered with deep snow in the winter and for this reason people usually go in the summer months.
It depends on the weather conditions. If the area is cloud-covered or misty, you obviously won't be able to see the peak from afar.
The mountain has fields and fields of beautiful wildflowers that burst into bloom during the late spring and summer.
Some trees are more than 1,000 years old. That's a lot of tree rings to count!
They hoard dried grass to tide them through the winter.
Emmons Glacier is unique in two ways. It is both the largest and lowest-altitude glacier in the continental U.S.
Christine Falls is in the park, one of many beautiful falls located there.
Yes, it does indeed take an average of two days to climb to the summit.
It took place at the end of the 19th century, the last in a series of eruptions that occurred over a few decades.
Mount Rainier was forged by fire (volcanic eruptions) and shaped by ice (glaciers).
Scientists used to think it was destroyed in a great eruption, but now they believe that it was lost in a huge mud flow.
It was naturalist John Muir who referred to Mount Rainier as the noblest of mountain fire beacons.
They are about 6,000 feet (1,828 meters) high.
Yes, you may, but you need to secure a permit first.