Nisqually to Paradise delays and Kautz Creek area closure.
Road construction from the Nisqually Entrance to Longmire. Expect a 30-minute delay, Monday through Friday. Beginning May 29 to mid-July, all services at the Kautz Creek parking and picnic area are closed through the week. Limited parking on Sat & Sun. 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 »
How to get your Climbing Pass
There are three options for acquiring a Climbing Pass:
Where to Register for a Climb
In the summer, you can obtain a Climbing Pass and/or Climbing Permit in person at the following locations (make sure to check their hours of operation):
In the winter, you can obtain a Climbing Pass and/or Climbing Permit in person at the following locations:
Climbers must purchase their Climbing Pass in person at the locations above, but they can self-register for a Climbing Permit from September 15 to May 15 at the following locations:
Did You Know?
Floyd Schmoe was Mount Rainier's first full-time Park Naturalist. In 1923, he launched the park's "Nature Notes", a series of writings on various park-related topics. There are hundreds of editions of the notes in the park's collection, all of which are accessible through the Mount Rainier History & Culture webpage: More...