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

    Mount Rainier

    National Park Washington

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Pets

Pets are welcome at Mount Rainier, but they and their owners must practice the following:

  • At all times, pets must be on a leash not more than 6 feet in length or in a cage.
  • At all times, pets must be with and under the control of their owners.
  • Owners must pick up and dispose of all fecal matter.

At Mount Rainier, pets are NOT allowed in the following areas (service animals excepted):

  • On trails**
  • In wilderness and/or off-trail areas
  • Inside buildings
  • In amphitheaters
  • On snow

**The Pacific Crest Trail is the one exception to this rule. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are permitted on the Pacific Crest Trail.

Where are pets permitted at Mount Rainier?
Pets are permitted in parking lots, campgrounds, and on paved roads. While in these areas, pets must, at all times, be leashed or crated and with their owners.

For the safety of your pet and the benefit of park wildlife and other visitors, never leave your pet unattended in a vehicle or in the campground.

Mount Rainier National Park does not have kennel facilities.

Did You Know?

Northwest face of Mount Rainier and Emmons Glacier as seen from Sunrise.

Mount Rainier is the most heavily glaciated peak in the lower 48 states at 35 square miles of snow and ice with Emmons Glacier being the largest by surface area with 4.3 square miles of ice. The Emmons is best viewed from Sunrise on the NE side of the mountain.