Mount Rainier National Park sits on about 236,381 acres of land that is in both Lewis County and Pierce County, in the state of Washington. The closest metropolis in the area is Tacoma, which is on the banks of Puget Sound, south of Seattle. The park is generally located in the west-central region of the state of Washington.
More specifically, if you want to get to the main park entrance, you can set the GPS on your vehicle to point to 39000 State Route 706 E, Ashford, WA 98304. This will make it quite easy to get to the park from several cities that are located within a 200-mile range, including Seattle, Yakima, and Portland.
Mount Rainier National Park holds the title as being the fifth national park in the United States having been established on March 2, 1899. The most obvious feature within the park is the mountain that rises from the surrounding terrain that has an elevation of about 1,600 feet to the summit of the mountain that peaks at about 14,411 feet.
The highest areas of the Mount Rainier include the Cascade Range which is surrounded by old-growth forest, subalpine meadows, valleys, waterfalls and over 25 glaciers. These features make the park a great place to explore for any nature enthusiast.
Additionally, the mountain is also looped by about 35 square miles of the Wonderland Trail, which is covered by several snowfields and glaciers that make the appreciation of the park's resources accessible to everyone including dogs.
If you choose to bring your pooch into the park, remember that there are some basic expectations from the management of the park including ensuring that you always maintain immediate control of your dog. This includes always keeping your dog on a six-foot leash or in a secure enclosure.
Furthermore, you should also always cleaning up after your dog and respecting the rest of the environment around you whether it is other pets, wildlife, plants or other visitors to the park. If you are looking to get close to nature, take a trip to the Mount Rainer National Park today.