Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier Fast Facts

How big is Mount Rainier National Park?

Mount Rainier covers a total area of 235,625 acres or 368 square miles.

How many people visit Mount Rainier National Park?

1,670,063 people visited Mount Rainier in 2021. A table showing all years can be found at Mount Rainier Visitation Stats.

When was Mount Rainier National Park created?

Mount Rainier was made a national park on March 2, 1899.

What are the highest and lowest elevations in Mount Rainier National Park?

Mount Rainier’s lowest point is 1,640 feet at the Ohanapecosh River. The highest point in Mount Rainier is 14,411 feet at the summit of Mount Rainier itself.

What time zone is Mount Rainier National Park located in?

Mount Rainier is in the Pacific Time Zone.

How much does it cost to enter Mount Rainier National Park?

$30 per private vehicle per week.

Five Random Facts About Mount Rainier

one Mount Rainier is a relatively young volcano, estimated to be about 500,000 years old.

two Mount Rainier is an active volcano. It has not erupted since 1894, but it will, some day.

three Around 10,000 people each year attempt to climb Mount Rainier. About half of them are successful.

four The Native American name for Mount Rainier is Tahoma (or Tacoma), meaning “mother of waters”.

five Mount Rainier is encircled by the 90 mile long trail known as the Wonderland Trail. This hike typically takes at least 10 days.

Where is Mount Rainier National Park?

Mount Rainier National Park is located in a fairly remote part of west-central Washington, but is still a relatively short and easy drive from the Seattle-Tacoma area, as well as from Portland. There are three entrances in the eastern part of the park, and one, the most used, in the southwest corner. Further directions and maps can be found at Getting to Mount Rainier.