Mount Rainier is an active volcano. Learn more about the geologic hazards of this unusual environment.
The park is home to a diversity of animals, including potentially dangerous large mammals like black bears and mountain lions.
Scaling the heights of Mount Rainier can be exciting as well as technically and physically demanding. The many hazards require research and preparation. Includes information on passes, and permits; or learn more about climbing route conditions.
With over 260 miles of maintained trails, hiking is a great way to experience the park. Whether going on a day hike or a longer excursion, being aware of risks can help make your hiking experience safe and enjoyable. Also includes information on safely hiking the Muir Snowfield.
Experiencing Mount Rainier during winter can show you a different side of the park, but it also involves extra safety considerations, such as the risk of avalanches and hypothermia.
The weather can change instantaneously at Mount Rainier. Learn more to ensure a safe visit.