Mount Rainier is a beautiful, powerful, and ever-changing place. Hiking and wildflower viewing are big reasons people visit the park. You can also step back in time and walk in the footsteps of the pioneers by visiting historic buildings.
The park has backcountry campsites for backpackers looking to sleep under the stars. Mountain climbers also flock to Mount Rainier to be one of the ten thousand people every year who to climb the mountain.
The fun doesn’t hibernate in winter. Sledding, snowshoeing, winter camping, and skiing, are all activities people enjoy.
No matter the season, there is always the opportunity to spend time observing and connecting with the natural world.
View a map of the park here.
In-depth safety information can be found here.
TrailsHere are some ranger picks of awesome hikes for kids. Click on the name of the hike to find out more about it and get trail maps. Ranger Tip: Always remember the 10 essentials and an adult when going hiking.
Bench and Snow Lakes
Naches Peak Loop
Grove of the Patriarchs
Mount Rainier Junior Rangers
Are you looking to earn your first National Park Junior Ranger badge or add to your collection? Well, Mount Rainier has Junior Ranger books available at all our visitor centers. Complete the activities for your age group, have a ranger review your work and you will be sworn in and issued your official Mount Rainier Junior Ranger badge.
Learn more about becoming a Junior Ranger!
Learn more about winter recreation activities at Mount Rainier, including:
Tell Your Teacher
Formal education programs are available for school and youth groups. For more information, contact the park's Education Specialist at 360-569-6591 or by e-mail.
Last updated: December 19, 2019