Summer Interpretive Programs are in Full Swing at Mt. Rainier National Park
Sky Viewing at Paradise - Use telescopes and night binoculars to see the stars in the dark night sky. Volunteer astronomers share their knowledge. Click Here for details.
Junior Ranger Program - Take part in fun and educational activities for kids who can learn all about glaciers, flowers and animal habitats at the Mountain. Earn a badge and become a loyal Mt. Rainier Fan!
Evening Campfire Programs - Listen to Mt. Rainier history and lore. Become involved, inspired and excited about "all things Mt. Rainier." Rangers select their favorite topics for the traditional fireside talks.
Ranger Guided Walks and Talks - Check out the natural and cultural history of Mt. Rainier. Take this chance to listen to the experts who spend a lifetime at some of the best places on earth! Click Here for details.
Tour the Chinook Scenic Byway
Find a multitude of summer activities along this All-American Road and National Scenic Byway. State Route 410 from Enumclaw to Naches is recognized as an unspoiled scenic journey.
Explore the majestic evergreen trees in the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest, enjoy hiking, biking and horseback riding at Crystal Mountain and then enter the Mt. Rainier National Park at the White River Entrance for a trip to Sunrise.
Our hiking experts are spending as much time as possible out on the trail right now capturing the emerging wildflower displays. Photographers are in position to discover marmots and deer playing in the meadows. This is prime-time to visit Mt. Rainier for a morning hike, an afternoon stroll or an overnight backpacking trip.
Find the hike that suits your skill level and your schedule. Visit our hiking database for 100+ trail descriptions written from personal on-the-trail experiences!
Remember to allow plenty of drive time. Come early before the entrance gates are crowded and parking is scarce. You can expect short construction delays on Steven's Canyon Road. Time to plan your trip! Go to VisitRainier.com.
Summer Events Around the Mountain
July 26-28: Scottish Highland Games at the Enumclaw Expo
July 26-28: Enumclaw Street Fair
July 27: White River 50 Mile Run at Crystal Mountain
July 27-28: Packwood Summer Rod Run
Aug 3-4, 6-7, 9-10: "The Ties that Bind" at Morton's Roxy Theater
Aug 7-10: Creation Festival at the Enumclaw Expo
Aug 8-11: 71st Annual Morton Loggers' Jubilee
Aug 3: Brewfest on the Mountain at Crystal Mountain
Aug 10: Perseids Meteor Shower Viewing
Aug 22-23: Enumclaw Pro Rodeo
Aug 25: Fee Free Day / National Park Service Birthday
Aug 30-Sept 2: Packwood Flea Market
Aug 30-Sep. 2: "Get out of the Rut Weekend" at Northwest Trek