The Basics

Mt Rainier Visitor Center

Mt. Rainier Visitor Association Visitor Center

The Mt. Rainier Visitor Association operates a visitor center open year-round in Ashford, Washington located just outside the Nisqually Entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park. Connect with a local expert and get custom recommendations on places to stay, play, shop, and dine.  ...

Nisqually: Southwest Entrance

A year-round entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park for vehicle traffic, the Nisqually entrance via SR 706 provides closest access to ...

Skate Creek Road

THIS ROAD IS OPEN at Mile Post 16.5

Forest Road 52, also known as Skate Creek Road, travels east to west, between Packwood and Elbe. In the winter months, FR 52 is often gated closed when the snow gets too deep to drive ...

Westside Road

THIS ROAD IS CLOSED

The Westside Road is located inside the park, .9 miles up the Road to Paradise. The first 3 miles are accessible to vehicles. Vehicles must park at Dry Creek. The next 13 miles provide access to hiking ...

Sunrise Road

THIS ROAD IS CLOSED

Sunrise is accessed via SR 410. The 15 mile road to Sunrise opens by late June or early July through mid September. No access for RVs and vehicles with long trailers. In late September, the road to Sunrise ...

Chinook Pass | SR 410

THIS ROAD IS CLOSED

107-mile SR 410, also called the "Stephen Mather Memorial Parkway," includes the Chinook Scenic Byway. It begins at SR 167 in Sumner and travels southeast to where it meets US 12 in Naches. Closes during ...

Sunrise Visitor Center

Info Address: Sunrise Park Rd, Ashford, WA 98304 GPS Coordinates: 46.914454, -121.643463 Phone: (360) 663-2425 | Web Generally open July through early September. Current Hours: ...

Ohanapecosh Visitor Center

Info GPS Coordinates: 46.735942, -121.565875 Phone: (360) 569-6581 | Web Current Hours: Closed for the season starting September 18, 2017. Region: Ohanapecosh ...

Stevens Canyon Road

THIS ROAD IS CLOSED

A 19-mile road inside Mt. Rainier National Park running between Paradise to the southeastern entrance of Mt. Rainier National Park where it intersections with SR 123, Cayuse Pass. Closes seasonally during ...

Paradise Valley Road

THIS ROAD IS CLOSED

This one way road is located inside the park beginning at Paradise Inn running 2.2 miles to the intersection with Stevens Canyon Road. Closes seasonally during the winter months. ...

Park Brochure Translations

The Mount Rainier area welcomes guests from around the world!  Find general information about visiting the park in several languages. ...

White River Road to Campground

ROAD IS CLOSED

White River Road is a 6-mile road accessed via SR 410, leading to the White River Campground. Closes during the winter months due to snowfall.  ...

Longmire to Paradise

This road opens daily at 9 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. depending on conditions. Winter schedule now in effect.

This 10.5 mile stretch of roadway between Longmire and Paradise is open-year round. Nightly closures are possible ...

The 10 Essentials

If you are new to hiking you may be wondering just what are the Ten Essentials and why do hikers ...

Choosing a Hike

The Recipe for a Happy Hike My first hike was in 1980 after joining the Seattle branch of The Mountaineers. ...

Trail Etiquette

Have you ever put on a pair of snowshoes and been yelled by a skier because you “messed up their ...

Silver Creek Guard Station

Info Address: 69211 SR 410 E, Enumclaw, WA  98022 Phone: (360) 663-2284 | Web Open: Closed for the season Region: ...

Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce

Info Address: 1421 Cole St., Enumclaw, WA 98022 Phone: (425) 652-0359 | Web Open: Monday – Friday ,9 am – ...

Carbon River Ranger Station

The road is open to the park entrance.  The road is closed to vehicles beyond the entrance. Bicycle and pedestrian ...

Carbon River Road

THIS ROAD IS OPEN

In the NW corner of the park, Carbon River road was washed out by the 2006 flood and is open to vehicles only to the Carbon River Ranger Station at the park boundary. Bicycle and pedestrian traffic are ...

Mowich Lake Road

THIS ROAD IS CLOSED

The 16-mile Mowich Lake Road runs between the town of Carbonado and the Mowich Lake Campground inside Mt. Rainier National Park. The road is primarily graveled with some sections of difficult terrain. Road ...

Nisqually Entrance to Longmire

THIS ROAD IS OPEN

Open year-round, this section of the Road to Paradise runs six miles between the Nisqually Entrance and the Longmire area. NOTE: Expect some weekday delays due to road construction. ...