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.

Snow-covered trees around the Longmire Museum
Operating Hours & Seasons

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

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

Find out current road conditions, including access to Paradise during the winter season.

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 meadow surrounded by forested hills mostly obscured by smoke.
Air Quality

Air quality, which can be affected by wildfire smoke and other pollutants, is one of the environmental factors monitored in the park.

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!

Clouds swirl around the snowy peaks of the Tatoosh Range.

Be prepared for Mount Rainier's changeable weather.

Two hikers decend a trail into a forested river valley.
Wilderness Hiking, Camping, & Climbing

Information and permits for exploring Mount Rainier's backcountry.

A hiker crosses a long suspension bridge over a rocky river.
Hiking Safety

No matter the length of your hike, being aware of risks can help make your hiking experience safe and enjoyable!

Volunteer meadow rover leads visitors along a subalpine trail.

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 simple stamps, one circular, one in the shape of a badge, for Mount Rainier Virtual Visitors.
Virtual Passport Stamp

Can’t make it to Mount Rainier National Park for your Passport Book stamp? You can still visit the park virtually!

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.

Last updated: September 5, 2023

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55210 238th Avenue East
Ashford, WA 98304


360 569-2211

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