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Video: People of Rainier – Mountaineering Legends

Growing up in the shadow of Rainier - or 'Tahoma' as it is known in the Lushootseed language - Puyallup and Muckleshoot Tribal Member Jeffrey Thomas has spent much of his life reacquainting himself with his historical homelands and working to protect them.

Mount Rainier National Park – Winter Access Update

Mount Rainier National Park welcomes you to come enjoy the great outdoors this holiday weekend. Winter conditions are arriving, so the park advises visitors to plan ahead and prepare for potential conditions.

Video: People of Rainier – Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa

Here we get to know Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa who grew up in the mountains of Nepal and moved to the Rainier region in 2008. He has climbed Everest 15 times - including a speed record of under 11 hours - and has summited Mount Rainier 94 times...and counting.

Video: Find Yourself at Rainier

Follow the stories of people whose lives have been changed by The Mountain as we highlight colorful characters and personalities of Mt. Rainier. Find yourself at Mt. Rainier. Here, a wanderlust-filled traveler finds friends, beauty and love as he discovers the wonders of the Rainier Region.

Video: Bring the Whole Family

Follow the stories of people whose lives have been changed by The Mountain as we highlight colorful characters and personalities of Mt. Rainier. Here we focus on family. From the waters of the Puget Sound to the forests and vistas of 'The Mountain', the Rainier region offers the beauty and recreational opportunities for the ultimate family vacation experience.

11.7.16 Hike of the Week: Rampart Ridge

Hike along an old lava flow high above the Nisqually River Valley. While the way is mostly forested, there are a couple of decent views along the trail including a pretty awe-inspiring one of the mountain rising above the Kautz Creek valley.

Video: People of Rainier – Chef Ky Loop

Follow the stories of people whose lives have been changed by The Mountain as we highlight colorful characters and personalities of Mt. Rainier. Here we get to get to know Chef Ky Loop of Kelly's Mercantile Restaurant in Enumclaw, WA.

National Park Service to Rehabilitate Paradise Inn Annex

The Paradise Inn Annex will be closed beginning August 2017 through late spring 2019. This decision and its implementation will complete the rehabilitation of the Paradise Inn and Annex, concluding a project that began with the rehabilitation of the Inn from 2006 to 2008.

Celebrating the Centennial in Two of Washington’s National Parks

Part of the beauty of living in Washington State is enjoying its diverse geography. This was in mind when my preteen and I embarked on a six day, two-park tour to visit Olympic National Park and Mt. Rainier National Park to celebrate the Centennial of the Park Service.

Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial

100 years is a reason to cheer! The official birthday of our National Park Service is August 25, but this is so big we're celebrating all year long. Now is the time to visit our parks. As Stephen Mather, first ...

Visit Rainier Launching Third Series in Centennial GeoTour July 1

Visit Rainier continues to celebrate the Centennial of the National Park Service by releasing the third series of its Centennial GeoTour this coming July 1. The organization has partnered with Mt. Rainier National Park and Washington State Geocaching Association to create a 100-cache educational GeoTour.

Moose Calf Born at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

“MOOSED” WELCOME NEWS: CALF BORN SUNDAY AT NORTHWEST TREK WILDLIFE PARK Male moose calf is the second birth in less than a year for 4-year-old mom Connie and dad Ellis EATONVILLE, Wash. – Northwest Trek W...

Vote Now! Mount Rainier National Park Vies for Preservation Grant

Mt. Rainier National Park announced today it is participating in Partners in Preservation, a community-based partnership of American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, in hopes of winning funds to restore a historic Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) cabin in the Longmire Historic District to its original use.

2016 Spring Opening Updates

Mount Rainier Superintendent Randy King advises that the park is making good progress on its annual spring opening process, and is pleased to announce many popular roads will open tomorrow, just in time for the Memorial Day weekend.

SR 410 over Chinook Pass will reopen May 17, 2016

MOUNT RAINIER – A snowy winter didn’t stop crews from plowing through State Route 410 over Chinook Pass and reopening the highway a week ahead of the Memorial Day weekend. Chinook Pass will reopen Tuesday mo...

Win a Set of Mt. Rainier Pints & $50 to the Mint

Win a set of North Drinkware's four handblown, 16 oz pint glasses with a replica of Mt. Rainier molded into the base of the glass and a $50 gift certificate to The Mint Restaurant & Alehouse in Enumclaw.

Roads are Opening

Another winter season at the mountain is coming to a close as we welcome spring to Mt. Rainier National Park! Snow is melting and the roads are being cleared. Throughout the park the annual process of spring op...

New Stamp Highlights Mount Rainier National Park Night Sky

A stunning star trail photograph comprised from 200 images was previewed today to celebrate Washington’s Mount Rainier as the 13th of 16 National Parks Forever Stamp series to be revealed over a three-week period to celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary.

Video: Happy Birthday to the National Park Service

The National Park Service is turning 100 this year - and celebrating with a park-inspired version of the Birthday Son! From amazing wildlife, to rangers and even train whistles, everyone and everything is in on the action.!

Mother’s Day Weekend Steam Train Ride

Treat mom to the experience of a bygone era as our beautifully restored steam engine winds through the springtime forest and foothills south of Mount Rainier. Tickets for this two-hour excursion include train r...

Centennial Volunteer Challenge Coins

Registered volunteers who contribute 201.6 hours of service between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 can earn a Centennial Volunteer Challenge Coin!

2016 Wilderness Camping to be First-Come, First-Served

Mount Rainier National Park Superintendent Randy King reports that the park will process wilderness camping and climbing permits on a first-come, first-served basis only in 2016, including permits for hiking th...

Hours of Operations Update – Roads and Facilities

  Mount Rainier National Park Superintendent Randy King advises that beginning Saturday, March 12 the road between Longmire and Paradise will have extended hours of operation. As weather and conditions ...