MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL INDOOR LOCATIONS WITHIN MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK.

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.

For more updates: https://www.nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/road-status.htm

Experience a True Mountain Expedition

It took over half a century before the first documented ascent of the summit was reached in 1890. Since then, this vertical terrain has become the training grounds for many a mountain expedition.

Even for the experienced mountaineer, Mt. Rainier holds numerous challenges as weather, snow, and route conditions can change at a moment’s notice. To be safe, always obtain a current weather forecast, proper mountain climbing equipment, and an experienced guide. Be prepared to turn back should conditions worsen. The mountain will still be there for another attempt.

If you plan to climb glaciers or the mountain above 10,000 feet, call 360.569.2211 for information.