Passing through several vast National Forests will be necessary when touring the Mt Rainier region of Washington, which definitely can enhance the overall experience. Hiking and biking trails, along with peaceful campgrounds await in the deep woods, while even the roadside scenic overlooks offer plenty of interesting things to do. The Palisades Viewpoint is one such spot and it is conveniently located on the White Pass Scenic Byway, which is a major Mt Rainier tourism corridor. This overlook features a unique geological area where basalt lava flows crystalized as vertical hexagonal columns. The Palisades Viewpoint is a great little picnic spot for taking a break from the road and the rock formations are breathtaking to see, so be sure to take the time to check it out!
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