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Mount Rainier Area

Range TypeArea dominanted by a single large peak
Highest PointMount Rainier (14,411 ft/4392 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesWashington
Area2,904 sq mi / 7,521 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent57 mi / 92 km North-South
69 mi / 112 km East-West
Center Lat/Long46° 54' N; 122° 15' W
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Map of Mount Rainier Area
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Mount Rainier Area.
South Washington CascadesLevel 4 (Parent)
         Alpine Lakes AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Wenatchee MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         South Cascade CrestLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Mount Rainier AreaLevel 5
                 Mount Rainier North FoothillsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Sourdough MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Mount Rainier West FoothillsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Mount Rainier MassifLevel 6 (Child)
                 Mount Rainier East FoothillsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Southwest Mount Rainier AreaLevel 6 (Child)
                 Tatoosh RangeLevel 6 (Child)
         Goat RocksLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Mount Saint Helens AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Mount Adams AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Columbia Gorge NorthLevel 5 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Mount Rainier Area

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Mount Rainier14,4114392Mount Rainier Massif
2.Curtis Ridge13,720+4182+Mount Rainier Massif
3.Little Tahoma11,1383395Mount Rainier Massif
4.The Beehive11,000+3353+Mount Rainier Massif
5.Muir Peak10,1883105Mount Rainier Massif
6.Anvil Rock95842921Mount Rainier Massif
7.Observation Rock83642549Mount Rainier Massif
8.Echo Rock78702399Mount Rainier Massif
9.Burroughs Mountain78282386Mount Rainier North Foothills
10.The Sugarloaf77892374Mount Rainier Massif
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Mount Rainier14,4114392Mount Rainier Massif
2.Burroughs Mountain78282386Mount Rainier North Foothills
3.Tokaloo Rock76842342Mount Rainier West Foothills
4.Cowlitz Chimneys76052318Mount Rainier East Foothills
5.Palisades Peak7040+2146+Sourdough Mountains
6.Unicorn Peak69712125Tatoosh Range
7.High Rock56851733Southwest Mount Rainier Area



Photos of Peaks in the Mount Rainier Area

Mount Rainier

The massive, icy form of Mount Rainier in the classic view from the Paradise Inn area on the south side of the mountain (1994-07-19).
Little Tahoma
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Little Tahoma Peak, from Emmons Glacier, 2.6 km NW of Little Tahoma Peak (2014-07-09). Photo by Serguei Okountsev.
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Muir Peak
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Summit of Muir peak over looking camp Muir (2015-02-20). Photo by Nicolas Roy.
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Steamboat Prow
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The Emmons glacier as seen from Steamboat Prow (2014-06-01). Photo by Maxwell Schrempp.
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Observation Rock
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One pitch of ice at the top of the North Face (2014-08-28). Photo by Kristian Kalsing.
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Burroughs Mountain
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Mount Rainier from Burroughs Mountain (a.k.a. 3rd Burroughs Mountain). Photo by Jason Smith.
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Cowlitz Rocks
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Cowlitz Rocks from the Col (2014-03-24). Photo by Steve Brown.
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Mount Fremont
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View from the summit (2016-07-04). Photo by Andrew Hladecek.
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Palisades Peak
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Palisades Peak in the Sourdough Mountains of Mount Rainier National Park (2003-08-17). Photo by Tim Hagan.
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Dege Peak
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Dege from the Sourdough Ridge Trail (2014-10-18). Photo by John Morrow.
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