6 Days until "National Parks: America's Best Idea"
Mount Rainier rises14,410 above sea level. But it is more than just a mountain. This giant is actually an active volcano with its last eruption occurring 150 years ago. It has 25 glaciers and many beautiful alpine meadows carpeted with alpine flowers. You'll hundreds of miles of hiking trails here, including the Wonderland Trail, a 93 mile trail that circles the mountain.