• Mount Rainier peeks through clouds, viewed across subalpine wildflowers and glacial moraine.

    Mount Rainier

    National Park Washington

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  • Expect delays due to road construction.

    Road construction is underway from the Nisqually Entrance to Longmire. The road has very rough areas. All vehicles should proceed with caution. Mon to Fri expect up to 30 minute delays and slow travel for 7 miles. More »

  • Melting snow bridges and high streamflows create hazards for hikers, skiers, and snowshoers

    Be aware of hidden- and potentially fatal- hazards created by snow bridges and high streamflows on Mount Rainier. More »

Guest Speakers

Two rangers speak to a classroom of elementary school children. They stand in front of a chalkboard with the text "Going for a Hike!" written on it.
Guest Speaker Education Rangers visit with elementary school students.
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During the school year, park rangers may be available to visit your classroom and discuss topics relevant to both your curriculum and to Mount Rainier National Park. Classroom visits are typically limited to schools within a 2-hour driving radius from the park's education center.

To schedule a classroom visit, please email Mount Rainier's Education Specialist.

Did You Know?

Volunteers from Japan working on the Kautz boardwalk accessible trail.

Mount Fuji in Japan is Mount Rainier's sister mountain. Visitors from Japan have noted a strong resemblance between the two volcanoes. Mount Rainier is honored to have a contingent of volunteers from Japan come to the park each year for two weeks to work on a project.