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.

On the west side, Stevens Canyon Road is OPEN from Paradise Road wye to Snow & Bench Lake Trailhead, with access to Reflection Lake.

On the east side, Stevens Canyon Road is OPEN from SR123 to the Grove of the Patriarchs Trailhead. Note that the Grove remains closed due to damage from flooding. The Grove of the Patriarchs parking lot and restrooms are open, along with access to the Eastside and Silver Falls Trails.

The middle portion of Stevens Canyon Road remains CLOSED to all use, including bicycling. Estimated opening date to be determined. Once the road opens for the season, Stevens Canyon Road will be closed Mon-Thurs due to construction; open with 30 minute delays Fri-Sun. NOTE: We anticipate visitors will be able to access Box Canyon during the proposed construction period. Please continue to monitor park communications for the latest updates.

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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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Camping at Mt. Rainier offers a total of 555 developed campsites in four different campgrounds and backcountry sites.

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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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