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 2020
Last Updated: 6/1/20
Every year, park crews work for many weeks to clear roads and provide access to areas of the park that are closed during the winter season. This year, spring opening updates will be limited due to restrictions to protect park staff and the public from the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Some roads that are usually open, like the road from the Nisqually Entrance to Longmire/Paradise, are also closed due to COVID-19. Detailed park access updates are posted on the Alerts & Conditions webpage.
For images of spring opening operations in past years, check out the Spring Opening 2019 album on Flickr.
Last updated: June 1, 2020