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 »
Plan A Field Trip
Mount Rainier educational programs are offered at the Park Education Center and in the southwest corner of the park, from the Nisqually Entrance to Paradise (map of the park PDF, 738KB). Standard program topics and program formats are listed below.
Schedule a Program
Over Time or in a Blink of the Eye: Changes at Mount Rainier
Glistening Glaciers and Raging Rivers: Watersheds of Mount Rainier
This Dynamic Volcano
Nurturing Nature: The Forest Habitat at Mount Rainier
To schedule a program, contact an Education Specialist at 360-569-6592.
Did You Know?
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...