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 six 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.

A long line of cars parked down the side of the road at Sunrise.

Avoid Summer Congestion

Plan ahead to avoid summer traffic! On busy weekends expect long waits at entrances and full parking lots

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

Road Status

Find out current road conditions.

Snow-covered trees around the Longmire Museum

Operating Hours & Seasons

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

Two hikers decend a trail into a forested river valley.

Wilderness Hiking, Camping, & Climbing

Information and permits for exploring Mount Rainier's backcountry.

White sitka valerian blooms against a kaleidoscope of different colored flowers in a meadow.

Discover Wildflowers

Find out what's blooming where, from tiny forest flowers to Mount Rainier's lush subalpine meadows!

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!

Road leading to White River Ranger Station tucked among the trees.

Fees, Passes & Permits

Find out about entrance fees, passes, and special use permits.

Clouds swirl around the snowy peaks of the Tatoosh Range.

Weather

Be prepared for Mount Rainier's changeable weather.

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 road borders a river bed damaged by debris flows.

Safety

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

A photo of Ranger Anderson surrounded by historic search and rescue equipment.

In Memory- Park Ranger Margaret Anderson

Mount Rainier National Park Ranger Margaret Anderson was fatally shot in the line of duty on January 1, 2012.

Nick Hall sitting against a rock wall of a Camp Muir building.

In Memory- Climbing Ranger Nick Hall

Mount Rainier National Park Climbing Ranger Nick Hall died during a rescue operation on Emmons Glacier on June 21, 2012.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

55210 238th Avenue East
Ashford, WA 98304

Phone:

(360) 569-2211
Callers to this general park line can choose from a menu that includes recorded information as well as opportunities to talk to a ranger at one of the park's administration or visitor centers. Rangers are only available to answer calls during business hours.

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