Pets are welcome at Mount Rainier, but 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 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.

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 snow covered roads closed for winter, except designated snowmobile routes***

**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.

*** Designated snowmobile routes are Westside Road to Round Pass, Cougar Rock Campground Loops, SR123 to Stevens Canyon Road as far as Box Canyon, and SR410 from the north boundary to White River Road as far as the White River Campground.

Where are pets permitted at Mount Rainier?
Pets are permitted in parking lots, campgrounds, and on paved roads. While in these areas, pets must, at all times, be leashed or crated and with their owners.

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.

Last updated: February 8, 2017

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