Road Status

Road Status - Updated August 9, 2018
This report is updated when conditions change. You may also call the park for current road conditions at 360-569-2211 or check MountRainierNPS on Twitter (account not required to view) for road updates and announcements. Weather can change quickly and affect road conditions, and check for park alerts involving road construction or delays. The park can experience extremely high visitation with long wait times at the entrances and heavy road and parking lot congestion. Plan ahead to avoid summer congestion.

ROAD STATUS

Carbon River Road

OPEN to pedestrian and bicycle traffic only
No vehicles are permitted beyond the park entrance; bicycle and pedestrian traffic only.

NOTE: Spiketon Creek Bridge (aka Pioneer Way Bridge) on State Route 162, outside of the park just west of Buckley, WA, along the route to Carbon River Entrance, will be closed for maintenance from 6:00 am Monday August 20 to 6:00 pm Thursday September 20, 2018. During that time, motorists and bicyclists will be directed onto Pioneer Way East to Mundy Loss Road, SR 410 and back to SR 165; see detour map. The Foothills Trail under the bridge will remain open.

SR 410/123 (Cayuse Pass) North boundary to south boundary

OPEN

For more information, check the Washington State Dept. of Transportation (WSDOT) or call 1-800-695-ROAD (7623) toll-free statewide or 206-DOT-HIWY (368-4499) in the greater Seattle area.

Commercial vehicles prohibited at all times.

NOTE: Tunnel height limit 13' 1".

SR 410 (Chinook Pass)

OPEN

For more information, check the Washington State Dept. of Transportation (WSDOT) or call 1-800-695-ROAD (7623) toll-free statewide or 206-DOT-HIWY (368-4499) in the greater Seattle area.

Commercial vehicles prohibited at all times.

Nisqually Entrance to Longmire

OPEN

Longmire to Paradise

OPEN

Mowich Lake Road

OPEN

NOTE: Most of this road is gravel and some sections have rough conditions with potholes. Please drive with caution.

Paradise Valley Road

OPEN

Ricksecker Point Road

OPEN

Stevens Canyon Road

OPEN

NOTE: Tunnel height limit 12' 6".

Sunrise Road

OPEN


NOTE: Due to the steep, narrow, and winding nature of the Sunrise Road, it is recommended that RVs and vehicles with trailers longer than 25 feet LOA not travel up the Sunrise Road beyond the White River Campground intersection. Currently there are no restrictions for unmodified motor coaches of standard length.

Westside Road

OPEN


NOTE: Due to danger from rock fall, vehicles must park south of the barricade at Dry Creek. Hikers and bicyclists should travel through the area with caution and avoid lingering in the hazard zone. Visitors are also advised that Westside Road is an active geohazard zone.

White River Road to Campground

OPEN

NOTE: All vehicles are required to carry tire chains when traveling in the park during the winter season (Nov 1 - May 1). This requirement applies to all vehicles (including four-wheel drive), regardless of tire type or weather conditions. Review the Tire Chain Frequently Asked Questions for more information or learn more about Winter Recreation at Mount Rainier.
Longmire-to-Paradise Winter Road Opening Decision Matrix

Last updated: August 9, 2018

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Mailing Address:

55210 238th Avenue East
Ashford, WA 98304

Phone:

(360) 569-2211

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