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

    Mount Rainier

    National Park Washington

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  • 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 »

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?

Visitor exploring the former Paradise Ice Caves.

For many years, the Paradise Ice Caves were a popular attraction at Mount Rainier. Until the 1980s, visitors could explore passages within the Paradise Glacier which had formed due to seasonal melting of the ice. By the early 1990s, climate change had melted away the last traces of the caves. More...