Road Status

Road Status - Updated May 1, 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.

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
OPEN

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)

OPEN

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

Longmire to Paradise
OPEN
Gate open 24 hours. NOTE: Gate may still close due to weather conditions. Check MountRainierNPS on Twitter for status updates of the Longmire-Paradise road.
Mowich Lake Road

CLOSED for the season. Estimated to open May 22, weather dependent.

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. Estimated to open May 22, weather dependent.

Ricksecker Point Road

OPEN
Stevens Canyon Road
CLOSED for the season. Estimated to open fully May 22, weather dependent.

Road is open from SR 123 to the Grove of the Patriarchs trail just inside the Stevens Canyon entrance. From Paradise, Stevens Canyon to Snow Lake is also open. The rest of Stevens Canyon Road remains closed while a large rock slide is being cleared.

Sunrise Road

CLOSED for the season. Estimated to open June 5, 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: 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.

White River Road to Campground OPEN
Longmire-to-Paradise Winter Road Opening Decision Matrix

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.


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