Road Status

Road Status - Updated September 26, 2022
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.

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Road Status

ROAD STATUS

Carbon River Road

OPEN to pedestrian & bicycling traffic only
NOTE: Be prepared to navigate around road and trail washouts and expect to encounter normal spring hazards, including downed trees, snow, and changing weather conditions.

NOTE: Stabilization of heavily-damaged areas of the Carbon River Road began on Monday, August 29, 2022. Parking is not permitted along the Carbon River Road beyond the junction with Forest Service Road 7810. Pedestrians and bicyclists can still enter the park, but visitors should expect up delays of 15-20 minutes during the active stabilization work, scheduled for 8 am to 5 pm Mondays through Fridays from August 29, 2022 through mid-October.

No vehicles are permitted beyond the park entrance.

SR 123 (Cayuse Pass)
South Entrance to Cayuse Pass

OPEN
Estimated to close for the season TBD, weather dependent. Typically closes early November.

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)
North Entrance to SR123/Cayuse Pass then east to Chinook Pass

OPEN
Estimated to close for the season TBD, weather dependent. Typically closes early November.

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
Estimated to close for the season October 17, weather dependent.

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

Paradise Valley Road
One-way scenic route leaving Paradise connecting to Stevens Canyon Road.

OPEN
Estimated to close for the season October 17, weather dependent.

Ricksecker Point Road

OPEN
Estimated to close for the season October 17, weather dependent.

Stevens Canyon Road

July 18 - September 29
CLOSED Monday - Thursday between Stevens Creek and Box Canyon starting at 6:00 am each Monday through 8:00 pm each Thursday. During the closure, Box Canyon is only accessible from the east side (SR123/Stevens Canyon Entrance).

OPEN Friday - Sunday
Expect minor delays due to single lane traffic through a section of damage road with a traffic control light.

NOTE: Construction will continue after September 29. Check the Stevens Canyon Road Rehabilitation Project page for the latest updates and detour maps.

NOTE: Tunnel height limit 12' 6".

Sunrise Road

OPEN
Estimated to close for the season October 11, weather dependent.

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
Estimated to close for the season November 7, weather dependent.

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
Estimated to close for the season October 22, weather dependent.


Longmire-to-Paradise Winter Road Opening Decision Matrix

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.

NOTE: Closed roads may be open to non-motorized vehicles like bicycles. CHECK SIGNS on closed road gates before proceeding. During snow plowing operations or when otherwise posted, park roads are closed to all use, including hiking, skiing, snowmobiles, and bicycling.

Last updated: September 26, 2022

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