When it comes to planning your summer adventures we know fur babies like vacations too.
Are dogs allowed in Mt Rainier National Park?
Yes, pets in certain areas with restrictions. There are rules you need to know before you head to the mountain. Dogs are not allowed on the trails or in wilderness areas at Mount Rainier National Park. Leashed dogs are allowed in campgrounds, parking lots, and on paved roads.
What is the official pet policy for Mount Rainier National Park?
Click here for the guidelines and policy.
Where can I walk my dog at Mount Rainier?
There are many dog-friendly trails located outside of the national park boundaries. Be sure to download a copy of our travel guide for a complete list. Here are a few popular trails to explore.
- Goat Lake Trail and Glacier View from FS Road 59 at Mt. Tahoma Trails
- High Rock Lookout near FR 52
- Forest Service Road trails in the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest such as Sheep Lake just east of Chinook Pass
- Noble Knob, FR 7174
- Sun Top on FR 7160 near Greenwater
- In the summer season, all walking trails within the Crystal Mountain trail system are open to your pets and dogs are allowed in the Mt. Rainier Gondola. Another area outside of the National Park boundary is the Foothills Trail system on the northwest side of the park.
Free Mount Rainier travel guide for pet owners.
And for another helpful resource check out this personal firsthand account by CJ Breck, the founder of the PawTripping blog. Read along as CJ shares her adventures with her dog exploring the Crystal Mountain Resort, Mount Rainier National Park and more last summer.
Where to find dog-friendly lodging near Mount Rainier?
There are 21 dog-friendly places to stay near Mount Rainier. Click here for a list of cabins, lodges, and resorts.