Mount Rainier National Park

The snowiest place on earth can be found in Mount Ranier National Park (Paradise area) and is also home to many glaciers. The park covers all of Mount Ranier, an active volcano with a height of 14,000+ feet, making it the highest point in the Cascade Range of mountains.

You can circumnavigate Mount Ranier via the 93-mile Wonderland Trail or join 10,000 others who attempt to reach the top each year (only 50% are successful). Less daring but still adventurous travelers will find plenty of options to quench their thirst including hiking, skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing.

Fantastic views can be enjoyed at an even slower pace from the Sunrise area- the highest point of Mount Ranier accessible by car.