Mount Rainier National Park
Mt. Rainier is one of the most iconic markers of Seattle, along with the Space Needle and Microsoft. It has more glaciers than any other peak in the contiguous U.S. (#AlaskaWins) and one of the snowiest places on Earth in its Paradise section. Established in 1899, the 236,381 acres of this national park offer hiking, climbing, visitor centers, and picnic areas, not to mention a myriad of winter sports options. In fact, the state’s largest ski resort at Crystal Mountain is right next door.