At Mount Rainier, pets are NOT allowed in the following areas (service animals excepted):
- On trails**
- In wilderness and/or off-trail areas
- Inside buildings
- In amphitheaters
- On roads closed for winter
**The Pacific Crest Trail is the one exception to this rule. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are permitted on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Pets are permitted at Mount Rainier in the following areas:
- In parking lots
- In campgrounds
- On paved roads open to public vehicles, and no more than 6 feet from paved roads.
NOTE: It is unsafe to walk on open park roads during the winter due to snowplows.
Where pets are allowed, they and their owners must practice the following:
- At all times, pets must be on a leash not more than six feet in length or in a crate/cage.
- At all times, pets must be with and under the control of their owners.
- Owners must pick up and dispose of all fecal matter.
For the safety of your pet and the benefit of park wildlife
and other visitors, never leave your pet unattended
in a vehicle or in the campground.
Mount Rainier National Park does not have kennel facilities.
There are also a lot of dog friendly options
in the surrounding areas outside of the park.