Mount Rainier is located 80 miles southeast of Seattle WA, 60 miles southeast of Tacoma WA and 135 miles northeast of Portland OR. This iconic peak and active volcano rises 14,410' above sea level. Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous US, 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.
Olympic National Park is located 85 miles west of Seattle WA by car and ferry. The park encompasses 922,000 acres with three distinct ecosystems, 3000 miles of rivers and streams, hundreds of lakes, 60 named glaciers, 73 miles of Pacific Coast, and over 611 miles of hiking trails.
The Alpine Lakes Wilderness covers approximately 394,000 acres in the Central Cascades of Washington state. The area is accessed by 47 trailheads and 615 miles of trails. The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) enters from Stevens Pass on the north and follows the crest south on a long westward bend to Snoqualmie Pass, a distance of 67 trail miles. More than 700 lakes and tarns dot glacier-carved valleys, rocky ridges and rugged peaks along this section of the Cascade crest.