• Mount Rainier peeks through clouds, viewed across subalpine wildflowers and glacial moraine.

    Mount Rainier

    National Park Washington

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  • Aug 4-5 Night Road Closure between Nisqually Entrance and Longmire

    Due to major road work the Nisqually Rd will be closed, 9:30 pm to 4:30 am, from the Nisqually Entrance to Longmire. On Aug 4-5 and if necessary Aug 6, no traffic will enter or exit the park via the Nisqually Road. Use Stevens Canyon Road during closure. More »

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    Road construction from the Nisqually Entrance to Longmire. Expect a 30-minute delay, Monday through Friday. More »

Video Gallery

The bright yellow flower and leaves of a Skunk Cabbage covered in dew.
The bright yellow flower of Skunk Cabbage lights up the wet lowlands of Mount Rainier.
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The Seasons of Mount Rainier
This collection of short videos will highlight the changing nature of Mount Rainier through the seasons.

 

Ecological Restoration
Ecological Restoration involves replanting native plants in disturbed areas to help protect and restore Mount Rainier's delicate subalpine ecosystems. Learn more about this process through a series of videos that will be posted throughout the summer and fall.

 

Carbon River Project
The Carbon River Road was heavily damaged in the November 2006 flood, and ecological protection structures such as engineered log jams have recently been installed in the Carbon area to help minimize damage to park facilities and roads in the future from flooding. This short film provides insight into the process of designing and building these unusual structures.

 

Chinook Entrance Arch Restoration Project
The Chinook Entrance Arch spans the width of the Mather Memorial Parkway (SR 410) at 5,432 feet on the northeastern boundary of the park. After nearly eight decades of use the Arch was in desperate need of repair, prompting Mount Rainier National Park to undertake a massive restoration project to preserve this historic structure.

 

Ranger Brief Series
Hear directly from park rangers on a variety of topics from winter and backcountry safety to natural resources and park history.

 
 

Measuring Glaciers
A video produced by the North Coast and Cascades Science Learning Network featuring the scientists who study the glaciers of Mount Rainier.

Did You Know?

The first photograph taken at Rainier's summit is dated August 14, 1888.

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.