Mount Rainier National Park encompasses 235,625 acres on the west-side of the Cascade Range in Washington State. At 14,410 feet, Mount Rainier is the most prominent peak in the Cascade Range and considered an active volcano which last erupted 150 years ago. Known for the great display of subalpine meadow flowers, Mount Rainier attracts over 1.7 million visitors each year. Wildflowers typically peak in July and August however late snowfall and varied temperatures can cause fluctuations in the growing season by up to four weeks. During the peak season, the high alpine meadows are a spectacle to behold making Rainier a true Mountain Paradise.