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 »
The Snow Play area in Paradise is open on weekends and holidays.
The Paradise snow play area for sledding and sliding is open Sat-Sun, and on holidays. 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 »
Mount Rainier and Mount Fuji were created by volcanism and transformed by water and ice in dynamic processes. These processes have impacted individual organisms and whole ecosystems. The following lesson plans are designed to connect different mountains by examining similar processes that have affected each. The lessons focus on abiotic processes. Some of these processes build up the mountains and surrounding areas, while others tear them down affecting both the shape and function of both Mount Rainier and Mount Fuji.
Mapping the Ring of Fire
Nature's Ice Sculptors
String A Volcano
Did You Know?
The first photograph taken at the summit of Mount Rainier was taken at noon on August 14, 1888. Among the group photographed that day at the crater rim are naturalist John Muir, and P. B. Van Trump, one of the first two men known to have reached Rainier's summit.