Mount Rainier is all superlatives. Most glaciated mountain in the lower 48. Tallest peak in the Cascade Range. Headwaters of six rivers. A beloved fixture on the Seattle horizon, everyone simply calls it "the mountain." Circling Rainier, the 93-mile Wonderland Trail traverses deep lowland forests, glacial moraines and alpine wildflower meadows.
Rainier is an active volcano. The last reported eruption was in 1894.
The national forests surrounding Mount Rainier National Park are under attack from members of Congress who want to increase logging in the region by seven-fold!