Wilderness Camping and Hiking

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Hiking in Grand Park
On the trail in Grand Park

INTRODUCTION

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

In the summer, permits can be obtained at any ranger station in the park during their hours of operation. Obtain permits at the Longmire Wilderness Information Center at Longmire, the Jackson Visitor Center at Paradise, the Ohanapecosh Visitor Center at Ohanapecosh, the White River Wilderness Information Center at the White River Entrance, the Sunrise Visitor Center at Sunrise, and the Carbon River Ranger Station located 2.5 miles before the Carbon River Entrance. Some of these facilities close seasonally, so make sure to check the hours of operation before visiting.

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 camping at Paradise. Winter camping ends by May 15 each spring.

 

CHOOSE WHERE YOU WOULD LIKE TO GO:

March 25, 2016: Mount Rainier will not be offering reservations for wilderness camping or climbing for the 2016 season. More information in the news release.

Wilderness Permits - Learn how to get afirst-come, first-served permit to hike the Wonderland Trail, backcountry camp or climb in the park.

Caching Food And Fuel

Current Trail And Backcountry Camp Conditions

Mount Rainier's Wilderness Guidelines And Regulations

Climbing Information

Day Hiking At Mount Rainier

Trails of Mount Rainier - Descriptions of park hiking trails.

Park Maps (including the Wilderness Trip Planner Map)

Mount Rainier Weather

Hours Of Operations

Road Status

Car Campgrounds

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

55210 238th Avenue East
Ashford, WA 98304

Phone:

(360) 569-2211
Callers to this general park line can choose from a menu that includes recorded information as well as opportunities to talk to a ranger at one of the park's administration or visitor centers. Rangers are only available to answer calls during business hours.

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