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Mount Rainier National Park

The Chinook Pass Entrance Arch was built in 1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). It marked the boundary between Wenatchee National Forest and Mount Rainier National Park. The Pacific Crest Trail uses this pedestrian bridge to cross the highway at Chinook Pass.

 

At 14,411 feet, Mount Rainier is the highest volcanic peak in the Cascade Mountain Range. Mount Rainier National Park is the nation's 5th National Park. It was created in 1899. It is a land of exceptional beauty, containing lowland valleys, waterfalls, alpine scenery and more than 25 glaciers. There are also two historic hotels located within the Park.

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Taken on September 13, 2016