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

    Mount Rainier

    National Park Washington

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  • Nisqually to Paradise delays and Kautz Creek area closure.

    Road construction from the Nisqually Entrance to Longmire. Expect a 30-minute delay, Monday through Friday. Beginning May 29 to mid-July, all services at the Kautz Creek parking and picnic area are closed through the week. Limited parking on Sat & Sun. 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 »

For Students

Use the research resources provided below to learn more about Mount Rainier National Park and the National Park Service. Whether or not you are planning to visit the park, this page is for you.

Explore your national parks, monuments, historic sites, trails and more. Use the web to learn more about all National Park Service sites.

Learn more about the history and development of the National Park Service and is mission.

Visit Northwest Park Science to learn about the Northwest's most interesting scientific research projects. Each section includes an online activity, photos from the field, a link to a newspaper article on the subject, and more resourcs.

High school and college students will find a wealth of information about Mount Rainier in Nature & Science and History & Culture. These sections include information about the park's geology, archaeology, history, air quality, wildlife, museum collection, NatureNotes written and illustrated by early park rangers, vegetation and soils, a research catalog that covers Olympic and North Cascades National Parks as well as Mount Rainier, and much more.

Did You Know?

President Taft visits Paradise in 1911.

In 1911, President William Howard Taft's touring car was the first vehicle to drive the newly-built road to Paradise. The road was very muddy, and the car had to be pulled through the upper portion by a team of mules. Learn more about Mount Rainier's transportation history at the following link: More...