"Established in 1899. 235,625 acres (97% is designated Wilderness). Includes Mount Rainier, an active volcano encased in over 35 square miles of snow and ice. The park contains outstanding examples of old growth forests and subalpine meadows." Mount Rainier is only a few feet shorter than the tallest mountain in the Continental US, Mount Whitney. Mount Whitney is located in the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.