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 »
Field Trip Safety and Equipment
Trip planning and preparation are key to a safe and fun educational experience. Be advised that the weather can change quickly and dramatically so program participants should be prepared for a variety of weather conditions at any time of year.
Please note that although the weather at your school or home may be fall- or spring-like, it may be winter conditions at the park. Please have your students dress in layers with warm waterproof clothing, and plan accordingly for everyone's comfort and safety.
A WILD & DYNAMIC LANDSCAPE
We look forward to working with you and your students and providing a safe and fun educational experience.
Did You Know?
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.