Mount Rainier National Park surrounds the majestic Mount Rainier, a 14,411 foot tall stratovolcano. Mount Rainier is the highest point in the Cascade Range and is covered with more than 25 glaciers. The Carbon Glacier on Mount Rainier is the largest glacier by volume in the contiguous United States. Climbers who attempt to summit this magnificent peak have a mere 50% success rate.
The region that is now the park was once divided among five tribes: the Nisqually, Puyallup, Muckleshoot, Yakama and the Taidnapam.