Olympic National Park  vs  Mount Rainier National Park

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Olympic National Park is nearly four times larger than Mount Rainier National Park.

UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Established in

Mount Rainier National Park is much older. Olympic National Park - 29 June 1938 Mount Rainier National Park - 2 March 1899

Has coastline

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Both Olympic and Mount Rainier National Parks have American Black bears but no Grizzly bears.

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Number of bird species

Olympic National Park has around 300 species of birds. Mount Rainier National Park provides a safe home to nearly 200 species of birds.

Highest mountain peak inside the National Park

Olympic National Park Mount Olympus (7,980 ft/2,430 meters) Mount Rainier National Park Mount Rainier (14,417 ft/4,394 meters)

Nearest big City

Olympic National Park - Port Angeles Mount Rainier National Park - Tacoma


Olympic NP Black bear, Elk, Black-tailed Deer, Cougar, Coyote, Olympic Marmot, Bobcat, etc Mount Rainier NP  Black bear, Cascade Red Fox, Cougar, Coyote, Bobcat, Black-tailed Deer, Elk, etc

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