An Icon on the Horizon

Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier stands as an icon in the Washington landscape. An active volcano, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S.A., spawning five major rivers. Subalpine wildflower meadows ring the icy volcano while ancient forest cloaks Mount Rainier’s lower slopes. Wildlife abounds in the park’s ecosystems. A lifetime of discovery awaits.

Mount Rainier against a cloud-streaked blue sky.

Visitor Guide for Healthy Access

Help ensure a healthy visit for yourself and others during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by planning ahead and recreating responsibly.

Clouds swirl around the snowy peaks of the Tatoosh Range.

Weather

Be prepared for Mount Rainier's changeable weather.

A road curves up the side of a valley towards Mount Rainier.

Road Status

Find out current road conditions.

Tire tracks cross on a snowy road in front of a wood and stone building.

Tire Chain FAQs

All vehicles in the park are required to carry tire chains November 1-May 1. Have questions? Here are some answers!

Snow-covered trees around the Longmire Museum

Operating Hours & Seasons

Hours of operation for park visitor centers, inns, ranger stations, and other facilities.

Mount Rainier and the Paradise meadows covered in snow.

Mount Rainier Webcams

Is the mountain out? What's the weather like at Paradise or Sunrise? Take a look at our live webcams to find out!

Skiiers walk past historic buildings by the snowy parking lot in Paradise.

Winter at Mount Rainier

Winter brings new challenges and new opportunities for exploration to the mountain.

Two hikers decend a trail into a forested river valley.

Wilderness Hiking, Camping, & Climbing

Information and permits for exploring Mount Rainier's backcountry.

Ski tracks curve down a snowy mountain slope.

Winter Safety

Winter can show you a different side of the park, but it also involves extra safety considerations such as the risk of avalanches.

Volunteer meadow rover leads visitors along a subalpine trail.

Volunteer

From maintaining trails, protecting meadows, or researching owls, find the volunteer project that fits you!

A patchwork of red, orange, and yellow fall foliage covers a hillside below a road.

Places to Go

Planning your visit? From subalpine meadows to old-growth forest, the park has areas to explore in every season.

Two clusters of basalt columns stand in front of a view of Mount Rainier.

Mount Rainier Valor Memorial

Ensuring that the individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice while saving the lives of others will never be forgotten.

Looking down at a rushing river passing underneath a log footbridge.

Safety

The secret to a great visit to Mount Rainier? Staying safe! From hiking safety to volcanic geohazards, learn how to keep yourself safe.

Last updated: November 3, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

55210 238th Avenue East
Ashford, WA 98304

Phone:

(360) 569-2211

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