Road Status

Road Status - Updated December 29, 2015
This report is updated when conditions change. You may also call the park for current road conditions at 360-569-2211 or check MountRainierNPS on Twitter for road updates and announcements.

All vehicles are required to carry tire chains when traveling in the park during the winter season (Nov 1 - May 1). This requirement applies to all vehicles (including four-wheel drive), regardless of tire type or weather conditions. Review the Tire Chain Frequently Asked Questions for more information or learn more about Winter Recreation at Mount Rainier.

ROAD STATUS
Carbon River Road
OPEN
No vehicles are permitted beyond the park entrance; bicycle and pedestrian traffic only.
SR 410/123 (Cayuse Pass) North boundary to south boundary

CLOSED for the season

Commercial vehicles prohibited at all times. For more information, check the Washington State Dept. of Transportation (WSDOT) or call 1-800-695-ROAD (7623) toll-free statewide or 206-DOT-HIWY (368-4499) in the greater Seattle area.

SR 410 (Chinook Pass)

CLOSED for the season

Commercial vehicles prohibited at all times. For more information, check the Washington State Dept. of Transportation (WSDOT) or call 1-800-695-ROAD (7623) toll-free statewide or 206-DOT-HIWY (368-4499) in the greater Seattle area.

Nisqually Entrance to Longmire OPEN
Longmire to Paradise
Check MountRainierNPS on Twitter for open/close status and condition updates of the Longmire-Paradise road (a Twitter account is not required to view).

The gate at Longmire closes nightly. Gate schedule, weather permitting:
Gate open 9:00 am
Uphill gate closes 4:00 pm
Gate closed 5:00 pm
Allow half an hour to return to gate from Paradise.
Mowich Lake Road

CLOSED for the season

NOTE: Most of this road is gravel and some sections have rough conditions with potholes. Please drive with caution.
Paradise Valley Road CLOSED for the season
Ricksecker Point Road CLOSED for the season
Stevens Canyon Road

CLOSED for the season

Sunrise Road

CLOSED for the season

NOTE: Due to the steep, narrow, and winding nature of the Sunrise Road, it is recommended that RVs and vehicles with trailers longer than 25 feet LOA not travel up the Sunrise Road beyond the White River Campground intersection.

Westside Road to Dry Creek

CLOSED
Westside Road was damaged from flooding and is closed until further notice.


NOTE: Due to danger from rock fall, vehicles must park south of the barricade at Dry Creek. Hikers and bicyclists should travel through the area with caution and avoid lingering in the hazard zone. Visitors are also advised that Westside Road is an active geohazard zone.

White River Road to Campground CLOSED for the season
Longmire-to-Paradise Winter Road Opening Decision Matrix



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