Mount Rainier National Park is a United States National Park located in the American state of Washington. The park was established as America’s fifth national park on March 2, 1899. Mount Rainier stands as an icon in the Washington landscape, ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level. Mount Rainier is circled by the Wonderland Trail and is covered by several glaciers and snowfields totaling some 35 square miles (91 km2). Approximately 58 percent of the park is forested, 23 percent is subalpine parkland, and the remainder is alpine, half of which is vegetated and the other half consists of permanent snow and ice. Species known or thought to occur in the park include more than 800 vascular plants, 159 birds, 63 mammals, 16 amphibians, 5 reptiles, and 18 native fishes. About 2 million visitors enter the national park annually to hike, camp and soak up the ethereal beauty of Mount Rainier, located about 80 miles from Seattle.
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