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.

Clouds swirl around the snowy peaks of the Tatoosh Range.


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.

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.

Bright red fall foliage frames a wood building.

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 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.

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!

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 ranger leads a group of people on snowshoes through a snowy forest.

Winter Recreation

Come play in the snow! Go on a ranger-guided snowshoe walk, sled in the Paradise snow play area, or enjoy other winter recreation.

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.


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: January 26, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

55210 238th Avenue East
Ashford, WA 98304


(360) 569-2211

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