An Icon on the Horizon

Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier stands as an icon in the Washington landscape. An active volcano, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S.A., spawning six major rivers. Subalpine wildflower meadows ring the icy volcano while ancient forest cloaks Mount Rainier’s lower slopes. Wildlife abounds in the park’s ecosystems. A lifetime of discovery awaits.


A still shot from the Sunrise Mountain webcam taken July 1, 2014.

Mount Rainier Webcams

Is the Mountain out? What's the weather like at Paradise or Sunrise? Take a look at our live webcams to find out!

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Extreme erosion damage to a road during the November 2006 flood.

Current Conditions

Information and updates about current conditions, temporary closures, and other advisories.

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The historic Longmire Administration Building framed by snowy douglas fir.

Explore Winter at Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier transforms during winter, revealing a whole new facet of the park to explore. Learn more about winter recreation and travel.

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A Volunteer at Mount Rainier National Park.

Volunteer at Mount Rainier

Join our team! Participate in upcoming volunteer projects or apply for a long-term internship and other volunteer positions.

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A student draws a fern while on a field trip to Mount Rainier National Park.

Plan a Field Trip

Learn in the field! From nature walks to snowshoe treks, the park offers a variety of educational programs in the park.

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Vehicles traveling through road construction areas on the Nisqually to Longmire road.

Road Rehabilitation

Expect traffic delays due to road construction as part of Nisqually Entrance to Paradise Road Rehabilitation Project.

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Park Ranger Margaret Anderson

In Memory - Park Ranger Margaret Anderson

Mount Rainier National Park Ranger Margaret Anderson was fatally shot in the line of duty on January 1, 2012.

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Mount Rainier Climbing Ranger Nick Hall

In Memory - Climbing Ranger Nick Hall

Mount Rainier National Park Climbing Ranger Nick Hall died during a rescue operation on Emmons Glacier on June 21, 2012.

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