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

    Mount Rainier

    National Park Washington

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  • Expect delays due to road construction.

    Road construction is underway from the Nisqually Entrance to Longmire. The road has very rough areas. All vehicles should proceed with caution. Mon to Fri expect up to 30 minute delays and slow travel for 7 miles. 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 »

Road Status

Road Status - Updated April 10, 2014
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.
Estimated to open May 2, weather dependent.

Commercial vehicles prohibited at all times. For more information, check the Washington State Dept. of Transportation (WASDOT) 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.
Estimated to open May 23, weather dependent.

Commercial vehicles prohibited at all times. For more information, check the Washington State Dept. of Transportation (WASDOT) 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

NOTE: Expect some delays due to road construction.

Longmire to Paradise

OPEN

NOTE: Nightly closures still possible due to weather. Check MountRainierNPS on Twitter for status updates of the Longmire-Paradise road.
Mowich Lake Road
CLOSED for the season.
Estimated to open July 3, weather dependent.
Paradise Valley Road CLOSED for the season.
Estimated to open June 20, weather dependent.
Ricksecker Point Road CLOSED for the season.
Estimated to open June 6, weather dependent.
Stevens Canyon Road
CLOSED for the season.
Estimated to open May 23, weather dependent.
Sunrise Road
CLOSED for the season.
Estimated to open July 3, weather dependent.

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 ft. LOA not travel up the Sunrise Road beyond the White River Campground intersection.

Westside Road to Dry Creek
OPEN
NOTE: Take special consideration of road construction. A portion of theroad is one lane only due to construction materials being staged along the road.
White River Road to Campground CLOSED for the season.
Estimated to open May 23, weather dependent.

Longmire-to-Paradise Winter Road Opening Decision Matrix

Did You Know?

Tahoma Creek suspension bridge

The 93 mile Wonderland Trail encircles the mountain offering hikers commanding views of Mount Rainier blanketed by 25 icy glaciers. The trail leads through extensive subalpine meadows of wildflowers and lowland old growth forest. The Tahoma Creek suspension bridge is part of the Wonderland Trail.