Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

Ascending to 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.A., 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. A lifetime of discovery awaits.

Mount Rainier National Park Info


Mount Rainier National Park

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News

Mount Rainier National Park Implements Latest Health Guidance

Mount Rainier National Park is announcing operational changes needed to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and local and state authorities to promote social distancing. As of March 19, the Longmire Museum, Jackson Visitor Center at Paradise, the Paradise Snowplay Area (including sledding), and the Paradise Winter Group Camping Area are closed until further notice. The park remains open for self-guided, dispersed recreation and auto touring.

Mount Rainier National Park Closes Roads to Public Vehicles

On Tuesday, March 24, at 1:30 p.m. Mount Rainier National Park will close all park roads to public vehicle access. This closure will prohibit all vehicles, including cars, buses, motorcycles and non-motorized vehicles such as bicycles from entering the park. The park’s main gate near Ashford will also be closed.

Mount Rainier National Park Announces Expansion of Public Access

Mount Rainier National Park reopened the Nisqually to Paradise Road in the park’s southwestern corner late in the day on Friday June 5th, providing public vehicle access to the Longmire National Historic District and to Paradise. Limited services will be available, including restrooms and trailheads throughout the corridor. In addition, expanded access is now available on the park’s east side near the White River and Ohanapecosh campgrounds for hiking and picnicking.

Mount Rainier National Park Photos

Summer Ice

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Summer Ice

The calendar says it is Summer, however there is still plenty of snow at Mt Rainier National Park, taken just after sunset. This small lake is still mostly covered, the parking lot is mostly covered in several feet of snow.

Mount Rainier Wildflowers & Snowfields

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Mount Rainier Wildflowers & Snowfields

One of the things I love about Mount Rainier on a summer's day is all of the different layers visible at any moment. Here you have almost 3,000 meters of elevation gain visible, from carpets of beargrass and lupine in the foreground all the way up through climbers on the snowfields trying to summit at the top left.

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Alder and Devils Club

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Alder and Devils Club

Morning Forest Scene

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Morning Forest Scene

Lunch at Chenis Falls Trailhead

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Lunch at Chenis Falls Trailhead

Photo by David Barbrick

Mossy Forest Floor

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Mossy Forest Floor

Old Growth Trees

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Old Growth Trees

Moss Draped Tree

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Moss Draped Tree

Mossy Forest Floor

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Mossy Forest Floor

Clear Stream enters into the "Milky" Carbon River

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Clear Stream enters into the "Milky" Carbon River

Vine Maple

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Vine Maple

Fallen Tree

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Fallen Tree

Nurse Stump

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Nurse Stump

Moss Draped Tree

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Moss Draped Tree

Morning Forest Scene

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Morning Forest Scene

Western Hemlock

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Western Hemlock

Sword Ferns

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Sword Ferns

Morning Forest Scene

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Morning Forest Scene

Mossy Forest Floor

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Mossy Forest Floor

Forest in Morning Light

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Forest in Morning Light

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