• 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

    Road construction from the Nisqually Entrance to Longmire. Expect a 30-minute delay, Monday through Friday. More »

Road Status

Road Status - Updated August 28, 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.

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
NOTE: From July to September, expect delays on SR 410 outside of the park due to slope stabilizing work. Delays of 30-40 min possible from 6am-4:30pm Mon-Thurs, 6am-12pm Fri. No work Sat-Sun.

Updates on this project are posted on the WASDOT website or view the latest construction handout.

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
OPEN
NOTE: Most of this road is gravel and some sections have rough conditions with potholes. Please drive with caution.
Paradise Valley Road OPEN
Closes early for the season on September 2 for road work.

Ricksecker Point Road

OPEN
Closes early for the season on September 2 for road work.
Stevens Canyon Road
OPEN
Sunrise Road
OPEN

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.

Did You Know?

President Taft visits Paradise in 1911.

In 1911, President William Howard Taft's touring car was the first vehicle to drive the newly-built road to Paradise. The road was very muddy, and the car had to be pulled through the upper portion by a team of mules. Learn more about Mount Rainier's transportation history at the following link: More...