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Mount Rainier National Park

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Ascending 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier stands as an icon in the Washington landscape. An active volcano, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S. spawning six major rivers. Subalpine wildflower meadows ring the icy volcano while ancient forest cloaks Mount Rainier's lower slopes. Wildlife abounds in the park's ecosystems, thriving in the wide diversity of environments. A lifetime of discovery awaits.

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Local Info

Please Note: There are no singletrack trails within Mount Rainier National Park that are open to mountain bikes. Bicyclists may use the Carbon River Trail which is a multi-use road open to hiking and biking. Bikes are permitted on the road to Ipsut Creek Backcountry Camp. Bikes are also allowed on the Westside Road, Mowich Lake Road, and Longmire. For more information on biking on these roads, visit the park's website.

Visiting Tips

Mount Rainier National Park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. During the winter, vehicle access to Mount Rainier is only available from the Nisqually Entrance, in the southwest corner of the park on the way to Paradise. The Carbon River Entrance is open, but the road within the park boundary is limited to foot and bicycle traffic.

Fees & Passes:
To learn more about park fees, click here.

Camping & Lodging

Most campsites are available on a first come, first served basis. You can reserve sites at the Cougar Rock and Ohanapecosh Rock campgrounds by visiting If you plan to use the group sites at Cougar Rock or Ohanapecosh campgrounds between Memorial Day weekend and Columbus Day, you must make reservations.

  • Cougar Rock: Group sites are also available. Open late May to late September.
  • Ohanapecosh: Group sites are also available. Open late May to late September.
  • White River: Open late June to late September.
  • Mowich Lake: Must self-register at campground kiosk. Tents only. Open early July to early October.

There are two hotels located inside Mount Rainier National Park. Reserve a room online at Mount Rainier Guest Services or call 360-569-2275 for more information.

  • National Park Inn: Open year round. The Inn has 25 guest rooms, a full-service dining room, a general store, and a post office.
  • Paradise Inn: Open mid May through early October. The Paradise Inn has 121 guest rooms, a gift shop, post office, cafĂ©, and full-service dining room.

Food & Drink

Mount Rainier Guest Services operates two restaurants, two snack bars, a cafe, and a small general store within the park. Click here for current operating hours and more information about these facilities.

Other Activities

Mount Rainier National Park offers excellent opportunities for scenic drives, hiking, bicycling, camping, fishing, boating, and mountain climbing. Climbing Mount Rainier is a serious undertaking, even by its easiest routes, but with the proper planning, it offers an up-close view of the majestic mountain for which the park is named. Also, be sure to check out the many options for nearby rock climbing. In the winter, grab a pair of snowshoes to explore the trails or hit one of the designated snow play areas to go sledding.

Mount Rainier National Park Biking

  • 14 Miles 22 Kilometers of Trail
  • 0 Recommended Routes
  • 0 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 2 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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5.0 mi 8.1 km #1Carbon River Trail
Buckley, WA
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8.8 mi 14.2 km #2Westside Road
Eatonville, WA
Eatonville, WA

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View of Rainier and Liberty Cap above Westside Road
Jul 21, 2015 near Eatonville, WA
The Westside Road looking North towards Tahoma Creek and Mt. Rainier beyond.
Sep 19, 2020 near Eatonville, WA