Road Status

Road Status - Updated June 15, 2022
This report is updated when conditions change. You may also call the park for current road conditions at 360-569-2211 or check MountRainierNPS on Twitter (account not required to view) for road updates and announcements. Weather can change quickly and affect road conditions, and check for park alerts involving road construction or delays. The park can experience extremely high visitation with long wait times at the entrances and heavy road and parking lot congestion. Plan ahead to avoid summer congestion.

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Road Status

ROAD STATUS

Carbon River Road

OPEN to pedestrian & bicycling traffic only
NOTE: Be prepared to navigate around road and trail washouts and expect to encounter normal spring hazards, including downed trees, snow, and changing weather conditions.

No vehicles are permitted beyond the park entrance.

SR 123 (Cayuse Pass)
South Entrance to Cayuse Pass

OPEN

For more information, check the Washington State Dept. of Transportation (WSDOT) or call 1-800-695-ROAD (7623) toll-free statewide or 206-DOT-HIWY (368-4499) in the greater Seattle area.

Commercial vehicles prohibited at all times.

NOTE: Tunnel height limit 13' 1".

SR 410 (Chinook Pass)
North Entrance to SR123/Cayuse Pass then east to Chinook Pass

OPEN

For more information, check the Washington State Dept. of Transportation (WSDOT) or call 1-800-695-ROAD (7623) toll-free statewide or 206-DOT-HIWY (368-4499) in the greater Seattle area.

Commercial vehicles prohibited at all times.

Nisqually Entrance to Longmire

OPEN

Longmire to Paradise

OPEN

NOTE: The road can still close for the night depending on weather and road conditions. Check @MountRainierNPS on Twitter (account not required to view) for current status of the Longmire gate and other road updates.

Mowich Lake Road

CLOSED for the season
Estimated to open for the season July 15, weather dependent.

NOTE: Most of this road is gravel and some sections have rough conditions with potholes. Please drive with caution.

Paradise Valley Road
One-way scenic route leaving Paradise connecting to Stevens Canyon Road.

CLOSED for the season
Estimated to open for the season July 8, weather dependent.

Ricksecker Point Road

OPEN

Stevens Canyon Road

On the west side, Stevens Canyon Road is OPEN from Paradise Road wye to Snow & Bench Lake Trailhead, with access to Reflection Lake.

On the east side, Stevens Canyon Road is OPEN from SR123 to the Grove of the Patriarchs Trailhead. Note that the Grove remains closed due to damage from flooding. The Grove of the Patriarchs parking lot and restrooms are open, along with access to the Eastside and Silver Falls Trails.

The middle portion of Stevens Canyon Road remains CLOSED to all use, including bicycling. Estimated opening date to be determined. Once the road opens for the season, Stevens Canyon Road will be closed Mon-Thurs due to construction; open with 30 minute delays Fri-Sun. NOTE: We anticipate visitors will be able to access Box Canyon during the proposed construction period. Please continue to monitor park communications for the latest updates.

NOTE: Tunnel height limit 12' 6".

Sunrise Road

CLOSED for the season
Estimated to open for the season July 1, weather dependent.

NOTE: Due to the steep, narrow, and winding nature of the Sunrise Road, it is recommended that RVs and vehicles with trailers longer than 25 feet LOA not travel up the Sunrise Road beyond the White River Campground intersection. Currently there are no restrictions for unmodified motor coaches of standard length.

Westside Road

OPEN

NOTE: Due to danger from rock fall, vehicles must park south of the barricade at Dry Creek. Hikers and bicyclists should travel through the area with caution and avoid lingering in the hazard zone. Visitors are also advised that Westside Road is an active geohazard zone.

White River Road to Campground

OPEN, access to day use parking only.
White River Campground is expected to open for the season July 1.


Longmire-to-Paradise Winter Road Opening Decision Matrix

NOTE: All vehicles are required to carry tire chains when traveling in the park during the winter season (Nov 1 - May 1). This requirement applies to all vehicles (including four-wheel drive), regardless of tire type or weather conditions. Review the Tire Chain Frequently Asked Questions for more information or learn more about Winter Recreation at Mount Rainier.

NOTE: Closed roads may be open to non-motorized vehicles like bicycles. CHECK SIGNS on closed road gates before proceeding. During snow plowing operations or when otherwise posted, park roads are closed to all use, including hiking, skiing, snowmobiles, and bicycling.

Last updated: June 15, 2022

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