Mount Rainier National Park

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241 mi 389 km of trail 32 Featured Hikes

Gems 15 Gems Easy Trails 25 Trails Intermediate Trails 56 Trails Hard Trails 6 Trails

Ascending 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier stands as an icon in the Washington landscape. An active volcano, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S. spawning six major rivers. Subalpine wildflower meadows ring the icy volcano while ancient forest cloaks Mount Rainier's lower slopes. Wildlife abounds in the park's ecosystems, thriving in the wide diversity of environments. A lifetime of discovery awaits.

To learn more about Mount Rainier National Park, visit www.nps.gov.

Local Info

Visitor Centers:
Call the park at 1-360-569-2211 to confirm road and facility status or check the website for current information.
  • Longmire Museum: Hours vary by season. Open year round.
  • Henry M Jackson Memorial Visitor Center at Paradise: Hours vary by season. Open year round, but weekends-only in the winter (generally October-May).
  • Ohanapecosh Visitor Center: Hours vary by season. Generally open late May through early October.
  • Sunrise Visitor Center: Hours vary by season. Generally open July through early September.

Visiting Tips

Mount Rainier National Park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. During the winter, vehicle access to Mount Rainier is only available from the Nisqually Entrance, in the southwest corner of the park on the way to Paradise. The Carbon River Entrance is open, but the road within the park boundary is limited to foot and bicycle traffic.

Fees & Passes:
To learn more about park fees, click here.

Camping & Lodging

Most campsites are available on a first come, first served basis. You can reserve sites at the Cougar Rock and Ohanapecosh Rock campgrounds by visiting www.recreation.gov. If you plan to use the group sites at Cougar Rock or Ohanapecosh campgrounds between Memorial Day weekend and Columbus Day, you must make reservations.

  • Cougar Rock: $20 per night. Group sites are also available for $60 per night. Open late May to late Sepember.
  • Ohanapecosh: $20 per night. Group sites are also available for $60 per night. Open late May to late Sepember.
  • White River: $20 per night. Open late June to late September.
  • Mowich Lake: No fee - must self-register at campground kiosk. Tents only. Open early July to early October.

There are two hotels located inside Mount Rainier National Park. Reserve a room online at Mount Rainier Guest Services or call 360-569-2275 for more information.

  • National Park Inn: Open year round. The Inn has 25 guest rooms, a full-service dining room, a general store, and a post office.
  • Paradise Inn: Open mid May through early October. The Paradise Inn has 121 guest rooms, a gift shop, post office, cafĂ©, and full-service dining room.

Food & Drink

Mount Rainier Guest Services operates two restaurants, two snack bars, a cafe, and a small general store within the park. Click here for current operating hours and more information about these facilities.

Outfitters, Tours, & Shuttles

Mount Rainier offers a wide variety of ranger-led programs. Most ranger-led programs are offered in the summer months, typically July-September, in locations throughout the park. However, guided snowshoe walks and other programs are offered in the winter at Paradise. Visit the park's website for more information on the current programs and to check out the event calendar.

REI Adventures:
REI offers over 30 national park trips led by expert guides capable of taking you off the beaten path to discover hidden gems that many visitors never see.

Check out REI Adventures' national park offerings here.

Other Activities

Mount Rainier National Park offers excellent opportunities for scenic drives, hiking, bicycling, camping, fishing, boating, and mountain climbing. Climbing Mount Rainier is a serious undertaking, even by its easiest routes, but with the proper planning, it offers an up-close view of the majestic mountain for which the park is named. Also, be sure to check out the many options for nearby rock climbing. In the winter, grab a pair of snowshoes to explore the trails or hit one of the designated snow play areas to go sledding.

Maps & Guidebooks

To download free park brochures or visitor guides, click here.

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#1 Emmons Vista Trail
Eatonville, WA
0.1 mi 0.1 km Eatonville, WA
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2.7 mi 4.4 km
#2 Comet Falls Trail
Eatonville, WA
2.7 mi 4.4 km Eatonville, WA
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Clear as of mid-July! :)
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1.0 mi 1.6 km
#3 Silver Forest
Eatonville, WA
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#4 Spray Falls Spur
Eatonville, WA
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#6 Northern Loop
Buckley, WA
16.0 mi 25.7 km Buckley, WA
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3.9 mi 6.2 km Eatonville, WA
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#8 Sunrise Rim
Eatonville, WA
0.5 mi 0.9 km Eatonville, WA
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#9 Muir Snowfield
Eatonville, WA
2.2 mi 3.5 km Eatonville, WA
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#10 Naches Loop Trail
Eatonville, WA
3.0 mi 4.9 km Eatonville, WA
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#11 Gobblers Knob
Eatonville, WA
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7.2 mi 11.6 km
#13 Spray-Seattle Park
Eatonville, WA
7.2 mi 11.6 km Eatonville, WA
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#14 Sourdough Ridge
Eatonville, WA
4.2 mi 6.7 km Eatonville, WA
All Clear
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Path well maintained! No snow.
84 days ago
0.7 mi 1.2 km
#15 Narada Falls
Eatonville, WA
0.7 mi 1.2 km Eatonville, WA
All Clear
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Dry
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0.7 mi 1.1 km
#16 Upper Skyline
Eatonville, WA
0.7 mi 1.1 km Eatonville, WA
All Clear
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1.5 mi 2.4 km
#17 Green Lake Trail
Buckley, WA
1.5 mi 2.4 km Buckley, WA
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#18 Mazama Ridge
Eatonville, WA
2.0 mi 3.2 km Eatonville, WA
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Buckley, WA
0.3 mi 0.5 km Buckley, WA
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Eatonville, WA
2.7 mi 4.4 km Eatonville, WA
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