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.
An Icon on the Horizon
Wilderness Hiking, Camping, & Climbing
Information and permits for exploring Mount Rainier's backcountry.
Up-to-date information on spring opening efforts, including road and utilities progress and more!
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!
Fees, Passes & Permits
Find out about entrance fees, passes, and special use permits.
Avoid Summer Congestion
Plan ahead to avoid summer traffic! On busy weekends expect long waits at entrances and full parking lots.
From maintaining trails, protecting meadows, or researching owls, find the volunteer project that fits you!
Find out what's blooming where, from tiny forest flowers to Mount Rainier's lush subalpine meadows!
Mount Rainier Valor Memorial
Ensuring that the individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice while saving the lives of others will never be forgotten.
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