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Mount Rainier

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55210 238th Avenue East
Ashford, WA 98304

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360-569-2211
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360-569-2177
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Mount Rainier is an active Cascade volcano encased in over 35 square miles of snow and glacial ice. The 14,410' mountain is surrounded by lush old growth forests, spectacular subalpine meadows and a National Historic Landmark District that showcases the "NPS Rustic" style architecture of the 1920s and 1930s.

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Mount Rainier National Park is located in west-central Washington. Several major cities in Washington-Seattle, Tacoma, Yakima and Portland, Oregon are within 200 miles of the park.

Year-round access to the park is via state route 706 to the Nisqually Entrance in the southwest corner of the park. Limited winter access is available via highway 123 in the southeast corner of the park. The Carbon River/Mowich Lake area, in the northwest corner of the park, is accessed via state route 165 through Wilkeson. In summer only, the north and east sides of the park can be accessed using highway 410.

To reach the Southwest Corner of the Park from Seattle, Tacoma, Yakima, or Portland:
The Nisqually entrance, located in the southwest corner of the park, provides the most direct access to Longmire and Paradise. This entrance is open year-round.

From Seattle
South on I-5 to SR 512 (exit 127). East on SR 512 to SR 7. South on SR 7 to SR 706 in Elbe. East on SR 706 through Ashford to the Nisqually Entrance.

From Tacoma
East on SR 512 to SR 7. South on SR 7 to SR 706 in Elbe. East on SR 706 through Ashford to the Nisqually Entrance.

From Yakima
Summer only: west on US 12 to SR 123. North on SR 123 to the Stevens Canyon Entrance. Follow Stevens Canyon Road west to Paradise. In winter: West on US 12 to SR 7 in Morton. North on SR 7 to Elbe. East on SR 706 through Ashford to the Nisqually Entrance.

From Portland
North on I-5 to US 12 (exit 68). East on US 12 to SR 7 in Morton. North on SR 7 to SR 706 in Elbe. East on SR 706 to the Nisqually Entrance.

To reach the East Side of the Park from Seattle, Tacoma, Yakima, or Portland:
In the summer, travelers coming from east of the Cascades can enter the park using Chinook Pass (SR 410) and Cayuse Pass (SRs 123 410) or via I-90 and US 12. In winter, however, SR 123 and SR 410 are closed. For winter access to the east side of the park, visitors must use I-90 and US 12.

From Seattle
South on I-5 to I 405 (exit 156). East on I 405 to SR 167. South on SR 167 to SR 410. East on SR 410 to the White River Entrance. This route is open summer only.

From Tacoma
East on SR 512 to SR 167. North on SR 167 to SR 410. East on SR 410 to the White River Entrance. This route is open summer only.

From Yakima
West on US 12 to SR 410. West on SR 410 over Chinook and Cayuse Passes to the White River Entrance, White River Entrance. This route is open summer only.

From Portland
North on I-5 to US 12 (exit 68). East on US 12 to SR 123. North on SR 123 over Cayuse Pass to SR 410. Then north on SR 410 to the White River River Entrance. This route is open summer only.

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