Mount Rainier National Park offers excellent opportunities for scenic drives, hiking, and mountain climbing. Most roads are open from late May to early October and all provide stunning views and access to a variety of hiking trails and other sites. While many visitors attempt to see the park in a day, consider an in-depth exploration of one or two areas of the park, or combine a longer visit with nearby attractions. Explore the links below for activities available at Mount Rainier National Park.
Wilderness Hiking, Camping, & Climbing
Information and permits for exploring Mount Rainier's backcountry.
Camp in one of the park's three drive-in campgrounds.
Scaling the heights of Mount Rainier can be exciting as well as technically and physically demanding. Prepare for a safe climb.
From short family-friendly nature trails to mid-length trails, the park has a variety of options for day hiking.
Trails of Mount Rainier
The park has over 275 miles of maintained trails to take you from forest paths to subalpine ridges. Find the trail for you!
Come play in the snow! Go on a ranger-guided snowshoe walk, sled in the Paradise snow play area, or enjoy other winter recreation.
Find out what's blooming where, from tiny forest flowers to Mount Rainier's lush subalpine meadows!
Bicycling park roads is both challenging and scenic.
Fishing & Boating
The park is not known for fishing and boating, but there are options to enjoy both on certain rivers and lakes.
Explore a few of Mount Rainier's many waterfalls!
Citizen Ranger Quests
Has your inner Junior Ranger never really gone away? Try out a Quest! Designed for older children (12 and up) and adults.
From maintaining trails, protecting meadows, or researching owls, find the volunteer project that fits you!
Last updated: August 7, 2020