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.
An Icon on the Horizon
Winter at Mount Rainier
Winter brings new challenges and new opportunities for exploration to the mountain.
Tire Chain FAQs
All vehicles in the park are required to carry tire chains November 1-May 1. Have questions? Here are some answers!
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!
Fees, Passes & Permits
Find out about entrance fees, passes, and special use permits.
Mount Rainier Experiences
Experience Mount Rainier National Park through this video series, featuring all four corners of the park.
From maintaining trails, protecting meadows, or researching owls, find the volunteer project that fits you!
Learn About the Park
From historic documents to current news releases, animals to plants, education programs to management, learn about the park here!
Mount Rainier Valor Memorial
Ensuring that the individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice while saving the lives of others will never be forgotten.
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 29, 2018