Wilderness Camping and Hiking


Hiking in Grand Park
On the trail in Grand Park


Permits are not required for day hiking. However, camping overnight in the wilderness at Mount Rainier requires a permit.

The Park’s permitting process may change for the 2020 season in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, we anticipate continued access to the Mount Rainier Wilderness during the summer season. Use limits, access, and procedures could change in response to local and national guidance. Visit the Wilderness Permits page to learn how procedures have been modified for the 2020 summer season.

In the winter, permits are available at the Longmire Museum every day and the Jackson Visitor Center on weekends. Self-registration during the winter is available at the Carbon River Ranger Station, Ohanapecosh Ranger Station, and the Highway 410 entrance arch at the park's north boundary. Learn more about winter recreation and winter camping at Paradise. Winter camping ends by May 15 each spring.


Last updated: May 22, 2020

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