PLEASE READ! WILDERNESS-RELATED ALERTS
Permits are not required for day hiking. However, camping overnight in the wilderness at Mount Rainier requires a permit.
Permits may be reserved in advance by visiting Recreation.gov, or be obtained in person at park Wilderness Information Centers. Visit the Wilderness Permits page for more information.
In the winter, permits are still required and available through self-registration outside of Wilderness Information Centers, or at the SR410 entrance arch at the park's north boundary once the road closes for the season. Check the Wilderness Permit page for details. Learn more about winter recreation, including winter camping. Winter camping ends by May 15 each spring.
CHOOSE WHERE YOU WOULD LIKE TO GO:
Wilderness Permits - A wilderness permit is required to hike the Wonderland Trail, backcountry camp, or climb in the park.
Current Trail And Backcountry Camp Conditions
Mount Rainier's Wilderness Guidelines And Regulations
Trails of Mount Rainier - Descriptions of park hiking trails.
Park Maps (including the Wilderness Trip Planner Map)
Last updated: July 8, 2022