Mount Rainier’s Sunrise Area Now Open for Travelers


The popular Sunrise area of Mount Rainier National Park is now open for the first time since October 2020 for travelers seeking to take advantage of dazzling views of the mountain and a multitude of day hikes.

Sunrise, at an elevation of 6,400 feet, is the highest point that can be reached by vehicle at Mount Rainier National Park.

In summer, mountain meadows are filled with wildflowers and on clear summer days, Sunrise provides views of Mount Rainier and Emmons Glacier.

Sunrise Point offers nearly 360-degree views of the surrounding valleys, Mount Rainier and other volcanoes in the Cascade Range such as Mount Adams.

These views and trail system make Sunrise the second-most visited location in the park. Sunrise is located 60 miles northeast of the Nisqually Entrance and 14 miles northwest of the Sunrise/White River turnoff on state Route 410.

The Sunrise Visitor Center is closed, however rangers are staffing outdoor information tables there and  at other visitor centers.

• Sunrise Visitor Center, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily

• Longmire Museum, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily

• Henry M. Jackson Memorial Visitor Center at Paradise, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., daily

• Ohanapecosh Visitor Center, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday to Sunday

• Longmire Wilderness Information Center, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily with limited capacity inside

• White River Ranger Station, 7:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., daily with limited capacity inside

• Paradise Wilderness Information Center, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily with limited capacity inside

• Carbon River Ranger Station rangers are available to assist with registration for wilderness camping permits & information, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily

Current status of facilities, including visitor centers and wilderness information centers, can be found on the Status of Operations webpage at

Wilderness rangers report on current trail conditions, including bridges and foot logs, as they venture into the field. Check out the Current Trail Conditions webpage at

For more information on the road status throughout the park, visit the Road Status webpage at

For a more in-depth look at what is open, visit the Spring Opening 2021 webpage at