Before you travel, please make sure to visit Mount Rainier’s travel information page for closures, road updates and timed entry information. More info

Summer Activities

The breathtaking national park surrounding Paradise Inn and National Park Inn offers excellent opportunities for scenic drives, hiking, and mountain climbing. Most roads are open from late May to early October, and all provide stunning views and access to a variety of hiking trails and other sites.

Hiking and Nature Walks

With 240 miles of trails to explore, a wondrous experience awaits for the whole family.

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Mountain Climbing

At 14,410 feet tall, Mount Rainier is traversed by thousands of climbers each year. The exhilaration of the climb is well worth the adventure.

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From the avid angler to the novice fisherman, Mt. Rainier National Park has crystal clear freshwater streams and rivers naturally populated with various fish.

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From the colorful meadow flowers to the subalpine forest, the photo opportunities are boundless. The crackling of the historic stone fireplaces, the excitement of capturing the unfettered wildlife, majestic waterfalls and of course the many faces of the crown jewel of the Pacific Northwest, Mount Rainier herself. The unparallel beauty that is Mount Rainier National Park makes this entire experience the perfect photo opportunity.  And when you are done, share your photo experiences with us for a chance to win a stay at the historic lodge! 

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Learning Programs

Naturalists from the National Park Service offer a variety of talks, slideshows, films, and guided nature and history walks. Evening campfire programs at White River, Paradise, Longmire, and Ohanapecosh are held in summer. For times and topics, check the park newspaper, Tahoma News, or bulletin boards.

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