An Icon on the Horizon

Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier stands as an icon in the Washington landscape. An active volcano, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S.A., spawning six major rivers. Subalpine wildflower meadows ring the icy volcano while ancient forest cloaks Mount Rainier’s lower slopes. Wildlife abounds in the park’s ecosystems. A lifetime of discovery awaits.

Clouds swirl around the snowy peaks of the Tatoosh Range.

Weather

Be prepared for Mount Rainier's changeable weather.

A road curves up the side of a valley towards Mount Rainier.

Road Status

Find out current road conditions.

Snow-covered trees around the Longmire Museum

Operating Hours & Seasons

Hours of operation for park visitor centers, inns, ranger stations, and other facilities.

Two hikers decend a trail into a forested river valley.

Wilderness Hiking, Camping, & Climbing

Information and permits for exploring Mount Rainier's backcountry.

Two rotary plows clearing snow from a road.

Spring Opening

Up-to-date information on spring opening efforts, including road and utilities progress and more!

Mount Rainier and the Paradise meadows covered in snow.

Mount Rainier Webcams

Is the mountain out? What's the weather like at Paradise or Sunrise? Take a look at our live webcams to find out!

Road leading to White River Ranger Station tucked among the trees.

Fees, Passes & Permits

Find out about entrance fees, passes, and special use permits.

A long line of cars parked down the side of the road at Sunrise.

Avoid Summer Congestion

Plan ahead to avoid summer traffic! On busy weekends expect long waits at entrances and full parking lots.

Volunteer meadow rover leads visitors along a subalpine trail.

Volunteer

From maintaining trails, protecting meadows, or researching owls, find the volunteer project that fits you!

White sitka valerian blooms against a kaleidoscope of different colored flowers in a meadow.

Discover Wildflowers

Find out what's blooming where, from tiny forest flowers to Mount Rainier's lush subalpine meadows!

Two clusters of basalt columns stand in front of a view of Mount Rainier.

Mount Rainier Valor Memorial

Ensuring that the individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice while saving the lives of others will never be forgotten.

Looking down at a rushing river passing underneath a log footbridge.

Safety

The secret to a great visit to Mount Rainier? Staying safe! From hiking safety to volcanic geohazards, learn how to keep yourself safe.

Last updated: May 18, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

55210 238th Avenue East
Ashford, WA 98304

Phone:

(360) 569-2211

Contact Us