The gate to Paradise at Longmire closes nightly.
Mon-Fri: Closes at 5:00 pm, depart Paradise no later than 4:30 pm to safely drive down the hill before the gate closes. Sat-Sun: Closes at 7:00 pm, depart Paradise no later than 6:30 pm. More »
Expect delays due to road construction.
Expect 20 minute delays from Nisqually Entrance to Longmire due to on-going road work as part of the Nisqually-Paradise Road Rehabilitation Project. More »
Watch out for hazardous winter conditions!
As the amount of snow in the park increases, be aware of increased risk of Avalanches and Snow Immersion Suffocation. More »
As Sister Mountains, these two iconic mountains can show us similarities and differences between the natural and cultural resources of two different nations. The lesson plans provide a beginning point for the teacher to educate students on similarities and differences that they would experience either at Mount Rainier or Mount Fuji. These lessons provide the students opportunities to explore and share the mountain near them. The lessons include comparisons of Mount Rainier and Mount Fuji; exploration and sharing of sites on both mountains through the creation of postcards; and lessons focusing on safe travel on the short hikes the students are likely to participate in.
Postcards to a Friend
Finding Similarities and Differences
Staying Alive! The Ten Essentials for a Trip
Did You Know?
At 14,410 feet, Mount Rainier is the highest peak in the Cascade Range. From various locations around the park you can see four other Cascade volcanoes: Mount Saint Helens, Mount Adams, Mount Baker, and Glacier Peak. On a clear day, you can see the tip of Mount Hood, in northern Oregon, from Paradise Meadows.