This Quest will guide you to the best places to catch breath-taking views of Mount Rainier. You can also explore the world of climbers on their Quest for the Summit and find out what is at the very top (the easy way!).
What Is A Quest?Quests are a fun and educational way to tour the park and visit areas of interest to you. Each Quest is an adventure that lets you discover special places in the park as you explore a theme. Many Quest discovery sites include activities or interactive questions that you can complete to earn a certificate of recognition. Some areas of the park are not open at certain times of the year. The road from Nisqually to Paradise is open year-round, but many other roads close between late October and late May. Operating hours of visitor centers and other services can vary with the seasons. See the park newspaper or stop by any visitor center for information on roads, facility hours, and services. You can also visit the park website at http://www.nps.gov/mora or call (360) 569-2211 ext. 3314 for current information and advice. Park staff is always glad to help you plan your Quest.
Plan Your Trip
- Park driving times and distances are listed on back of this sheet.
- Gas is not sold inside park but is available in many nearby communities.
- Cell phone reception is limited in the park. Pay phones are available at visitor centers and campgrounds. Public WIFI is not available in the park, though some of the nearby communities have WIFI sites.
- All vehicles are required to carry tire chains when traveling in the park during the snow season (Nov 1 to May 1).
Things to Bring
- This guide and the Quest(s) of your choice
- Park map, available at park entrances and visitor centers. It will help you find park services and facilities, and locate Quest discovery sites.
- Park newsletter, available at park entrances and visitor centers. It will give current hours of operation for park facilities and provide other helpful information.
- Drinking water, energy snacks, a warm jacket, walking shoes
- A pen or pencil