Travel and Road updates:

Travelers can expect daytime one-way alternating traffic for chip seal work 13.6-miles of SR 706 generally between SR 7 and Mount Rainier National Park (milepost 0.01 to 13.6) between April and September. There also will be reduced speed limits within each work zone.

The Grove of the Patriarchs is closed to all public entry effective November 17, 2021 and until further notice.

Stevens Canyon is estimated to open for the season May 27, weather dependent. Stevens Canyon Road will be closed Mon-Thurs due to construction; open with 30 minute delays Fri-Sun.

Climbing Schools

Mount Rainier National Park is more than a great vacation spot. With vertical elevations that reach beyond 9,000 feet over a distance of eight or more miles, it is a training ground for novice and world-class mountaineers. Naturally, it is also home to various climbing schools and guided climbs.

Rainier Mountaineering, Inc.

As one of the largest mountain guide services and climbing schools in the U.S., they’ve been providing instruction, guided climbs and expeditions since 1969. Rainier Mountaineering guides have accomplished 5,866 successful summit ascents in the last ten years alone. Expert and highly skilled instructors and guides take great pride in helping visitors gain both historical knowledge and practical experience while conquering the rugged face and icy slopes of Rainier.

The thrill of reaching the top of the mountain is a once-in-a-lifetime accomplishment. The guides of Rainier Mountaineering, Inc., can help you meet this challenge.

International Mountain Guides

International Mountain Guides offers a variety of programs for climbing Mount Rainier to suit every schedule and experience level from beginner to expert. They offer over 25 years of experience leading mountain climbing expeditions around the globe, including 1,300+ summits of Mount Rainier. They can provide you with the experience of a lifetime on your climb of Rainier.

Alpine Ascents International

As one of Mount Rainier National Park’s selected guide services, Alpine Ascents International offer guided climbs and educational programs for every skill level. Alpine Ascents has been operating trips in Washington State and around the globe from Mount Everest to Mount Rainier since 1990. Their climbing school is touted as the best in the business and invites you to join their esteemed guides on Rainier or elsewhere. Alpine Ascents also provides transportation from Seattle.