PLEASE READ! WILDERNESS-RELATED ALERTS
Permits are not required for day hiking. However, camping overnight in the wilderness at Mount Rainier requires a permit.
The park’s permitting process has changed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Use limits, access, and procedures could change further in response to local and national guidance. Visit the Wilderness Permits page to learn how procedures have been modified.
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 and winter camping at Paradise. 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.
Trails of Mount Rainier - Descriptions of park hiking trails.
Last updated: October 19, 2020