At 14,410 feet, Mount Rainier is the most prominent peak in the Cascade Range. It dominates the landscape of western Washington, standing nearly three miles higher than the lowlands to the west. This majestic glacier-covered volcano has been called “an arctic island in a temperate sea.”
Current Conditions - Spring 2021
Last Updated: 4/26/21
Spring on the mountain looks very different than at lower elevations. There is currently 180” of snow at Paradise with snow cover down to lower elevations such as Longmire and Ipsut Creek. The park has started to plow roads closed in winter for reopening between May and early July. As roads are cleared and areas become accessible park crews will continue reopening efforts by repairing trails, de-winterizing and prepping utilities, installing signs and exhibits, and cleaning and preparing facilities in advance of the arrival of summer visitors.
The following is a summary of the park status as of April 26:
Park Facility Seasons & Hours
Spring Road Opening Status
For images of spring opening operations in past years, check out the Spring Opening 2019 album on Flickr.
Last updated: April 27, 2021