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 »
Mountaineering Reports & Statistics
Annual Mountaineering Reports summarize highlights of the climbing program, including search-and-rescues, statistics, and climbing staff.
Summaries of climbing-related search-and-rescues that occurred in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2002 are located on the Search and Rescue Report page.
Climbing Statistics are available from 1852 to 1897 and from 1950 to the present. Data available include the total number of climbers and the number of climbers who successfully summited.
Did You Know?
Mount Fuji in Japan is Mount Rainier's sister mountain. Visitors from Japan have noted a strong resemblance between the two volcanoes. Mount Rainier is honored to have a contingent of volunteers from Japan come to the park each year for two weeks to work on a project.