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 »
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?
The 93 mile Wonderland Trail encircles the mountain offering hikers commanding views of Mount Rainier blanketed by 25 icy glaciers. The trail leads through extensive subalpine meadows of wildflowers and lowland old growth forest. The Tahoma Creek suspension bridge is part of the Wonderland Trail.