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.
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Mount Rainier Webcams
Is the Mountain out? What's the weather like at Paradise? Take a look at our live webcams to find out!Read More
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.Read More
Hiking & Climbing
Permits, Reservations, & Information. Everything you need to know for wilderness hiking, camping, and climbing.Read More
Volunteer at Mount Rainier
Join our team! Participate in upcoming volunteer projects or apply for a long-term internship and other volunteer positions.Read More
Current information about temporary closures and other advisories.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Did You Know?
At Mount Rainier, winter snowfall is typically heaviest between the elevations of 5,000 and 8,000 feet. Paradise, at 5,420 feet, receives an average of 641 inches of snowfall (nearly 54 feet) every year, making it one of the consistently snowiest places on Earth of those where snowfall is measured.