Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier

To the Native Americans, Mount Rainier was called Talol, Tacoma, or Tahoma. It is thought that this came from the Lushootseed word təqʷúʔbəʔ, which translates to “mother of waters.”

Mount Rainier is located about 50 miles from the “brother and sister” mountains of Washington state, Mount Adams and Mount St. Helens.

Country: United States

Mount Rainier stands as a large, active stratovolcano in the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest in Washington state, in Mount Rainier National Park south of Seattle.

Mountain Range: Cascades

Height: 14,411 feet / 4,392 meters

First Ascent: 1870, by Hazard Stevens and P. B. Van Trump

Fun Fact: Mount Rainier is the highest mountain peak in the Cascade Mountain Range. It is also the highest peak in the state of Washington.


The Glowing Peak of Mount Rainier at Dawn with a calm reflection from the shore of Tipsoo Lake. Mount Rainier National Park, Washington State
Pink sunset light on Mount Rainier in the Cascade Range
Mt. Rainier
Hike on Mt Rainier
Snow-capped Mt. Rainier seen from Seattle, WA
Reflection lake trail Sumeer, Mount Rainier National Park

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