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.
An Icon on the Horizon
Wilderness Hiking, Camping, & Climbing
Information and permits for exploring Mount Rainier's backcountry.
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 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.
Find out what's blooming where, from tiny forest flowers to Mount Rainier's lush subalpine meadows!
From maintaining trails, protecting meadows, or researching owls, find the volunteer project that fits you!
The secret to a great visit to Mount Rainier? Staying safe! From hiking safety to volcanic geohazards, learn how to keep yourself safe.
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.
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.
Last updated: July 10, 2017