• Mount Rainier peeks through clouds, viewed across subalpine wildflowers and glacial moraine.

    Mount Rainier

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Photos & Multimedia

The purple flower of a Western Dog Violet.
Barely a few centimeters tall, the Western Dog Violet is one of the many hidden wonders of Mount Rainier.
NPS Photo

Mount Rainier is a patchwork of vistas: deep green forests, tumbling rivers, flower dotted meadows, ice-blue glaciers, a snow-shrouded volcano… See the Photo Gallery and Video Gallery to discover what makes Mount Rainier National Park one of our nation's crown jewels.

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Did You Know?

Winter snow buries the lower floors of the Paradise Inn.

At Mount Rainier, winter snowfall is typically heaviest between the elevations of 5,000 and 8,000 feet. Paradise, at 5,420 feet, receives an average of 641 inches of snowfall (nearly 54 feet) every year, making it one of the consistently snowiest places on Earth of those where snowfall is measured.