Mount Rainier National Park

Page Type Page Type: Area/Range
Location Lat/Lon: 46.85224°N / 121.76042°W
Activities Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Trad Climbing, Bouldering, Ice Climbing, Mixed, Scrambling, Skiing
Seasons Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Sign the Climber's Log


The crown jewel of Mount Rainier National Park, and of Washington state for that matter, is of course is Mount Rainier. There are, however, many more peaks that are great to hike and climb surrounding this magnificent volcano. The purpose of this page is to provide a comprehensive list of these peaks, links to their Summitpost pages, and provide links and a summary of general information about Mount Rainier National Park.

Mount Rainier National Park was created on March 2, 1899. In 2012, over 555,000 vehicles and 1.5 million people visited the Park.

The elevations above sea level in Mount Rainier National Park vary from 1,600+ feet where the Ohanapecosh River leaves the Park near the Southeast Entrance to the summit of Mount Rainier at 14,411 feet.

I created this page when I was updating my Summitpost Climber's Log and noticed that there was no parent area/range for Seymour Peak (located south of Chinook Pass) to be attached too. I couldn't believe this considering all but a couple of my other peaks I have submitted logs for have a parent.

 Mount Rainier from above Paradise
Mount Rainier from above Paradise (N.P. Service Photo)
Mt. Rainier from Bear Cr. Mtn.
Mount Rainier from Bear Creek Mountain at Sunrise

The Peaks

There are 98 mountains, peak, points, rocks, etc. officially named on USGS quad maps for Mount Rainier National Peak. If I have missed a few which is easy to do in such a big area, please let me know. There are others with unofficial names not named on the maps. These are within quotation marks if I have included them. I omitted ridges and some crests from this list as I tend to like to stick to defined points of some sort.

                                                                I have split the list of summits in the Park into regions to help give some reference as to where they are located:

                                                                                                                           Rainier Proper Region
                                                                                                     Points on Mount Rainier itself above 7000 feet.

                                                                   Northwest Region                                                                                         Sunrise Region              
                                       - North of the South Puyallup River (flows north)                                                      - East of the West Fork White River
                                              - West of the West Fork White River                                                           - North of Fryingplan Creek and the White River

                                                                   Southwest Region                                                                                        Eastside Region
                                              - South of of the South Puyallup River                                                        - South of Fryingpan Creek and White River
                                              - North and west of the Nisqually River                                                           - East of the Muddy Fork Cowlitz River

                        Paradise Region
                                                                                                               - East of the Nisqually River
- North of Paradise Creek and then the Stevens Canyon Road

                Tatoosh Range
       - East of the Nisqually River
- South of Paradise Creek and then the Stevens Canyon Road
                        - West of the Muddy Fork Cowlitz River

  Rainier Proper Region


Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier


Anvil Rock


Point Success

Observation Rock from the...
Observation Rock
 Liberty Cap14112   Echo Rock 7870
 Gibraltar Rock12660   Tokaloo Rock 7684 
 Saint Andrews Rock11400+   Cowlitz Rocks 7450
Little T taken from from...

Little Tahoma Peak

Tokaloo Spire
On the Summit of Muir Peak

"Muir Peak"


Needle Rock

 Steamboat Prow9660+   McClure Rock 7385
 K Spire8886 
Meany Crest
Meany Crest            

 Mount Ruth8690             

            Name      Elevation
                      Name       Elevation 
 Northwest Region    Sunrise Region 

Old Desolate

Burroughs Mountain from Sunrise

Borroughs Mountain


Sluiskin Mountain

Fog on Fremont

Mount Fremont


Tillicum Point

Goat Island Mountain from above Summerland

Goat Island Mountain



Skyscraper Mountain

Skyscraper Mountain


Crescent Mountain

Antler Peak

Antler Peak

Mineral Mountain
Dege Peak
Dege Peak
Fay Peak

Fay Peak

Marcus Peak

Marcus Peak

Mount Pleasant from Hessong Rock

Mount Pleasant


McNeeley Peak

Heesong from Pleasant

Hessong Rock


Baker Point

First Mother Mountain

Mother Mountain

Slide Mountain from the Palisades

Slide Mountain


Pacific Point

Brown Peak from near Sunrise Point

Brown Peak

 Castle Peak 6110  Sunrise Point 6120+
 Aurora Peak 6094  Scarface 6108
 Tyee Peak 6000+    
Tolmie Peak Summit

Tolmie Peak


 Eastside Region
 Northern Crags 5780   Cowlitz Chimneys7605

Wallace Peak

Tamanos Mountain Evening Glow

Tamanos Mountain

Heading to Barrier Peak

Barrier Peak

Howard Peak from Tolmie

Howard Peak

Naches Peak and Sheep Lake

Naches Peak


Recstone Peak

The true summit

Seymour Peak


Sweet Peak

Yakima Peak

Yakima Peak

From the true summit

Florence Peak

Double Peak from Tamanos

Double Peak

 Authur Peak 5465 
The view of Mt. Rainier from...

Shriner Peak

 Gove Peak 5310  Buell Peak 5756
 Tirzah Peak 5208  Bald Rock 5409
 Goat Island Rock 5200+    
Howard from Berry

Berry Peak


Paradise Region
 Division Peak 4927  Panorama Point 6920+
Florence from the ridge

Virginia Peak


Glacier Vista

 Paul Peak 4800+  Alta Vista 5960+
 August Peak 4680+   Inspiration Point 4844
 Pigeon Peak 4480+  Ricksecker Point 4200+
Southwest Region

Tatoosh Range
Pyramid Peak from the user...

Pyramid Peak

Looking SouthEast at Unicorn...

Unicorn Peak

 Iron Mountain 6283 
Boundary Peak

Boundary Peak

 Copper Mountain 6280+ 
View of Pinnacle Peak from...

Pinnacle Peak

Foss and some other obscure...

"Foss Peak"

East flank of Mt. Wow from...

Mount Wow

Stevens Peak from Unicorn

Stevens Peak

Mount Ararat

Mount Ararat

Plummer Peak

Plummer Peak

 Mildred Point 5935 
Castle Peak from Steven's...

The Castle

 Satulick Mountain 5577 
Wahpenayo Peak (tallest) from...

Wahpenayo Peak

Gobblers Knob from Lake George
Gobblers Knob 5485 
Lane Peak from the road
Lane Peak
 Tumtum Peak 4678 
Denman Peak center as seen...

Denman Peak

The east face of Chutla Peak...

Chutla Peak

Eagle Peak is comprised of...

Eagle Peak


Getting There

The National Park Service Directions website describes the Park entrances and how to reach them. A brief summary is provided below:
Rainier Entrance Map
                                  Rainier Entrance and Vicinity Map                                    National Park Service Map 

Six official entrances to the Park:

- Southwest Entrance near Ashford

- Open year-round via SR-706

- Northwest Entrances
- Carbon River
- Open year-round via SR-165 through Wilkeson
- Mowich Lake
- Opens in summer and closes by mid-October or first snowfall
- East Entrance (Chinook Pass)
- Open Memorial Day Weekend through late Fall (or as conditions permit) via SR-410
- Northeast
- Open by July 1 through early September or as conditions permit via SR-410
- Southeast
- Open Spring through Fall via SR-123

Red Tape

This is a very popular national park, so expect fees and rules. Not as bad as the Canadian National Parks though.

Fee and Reservation Highlights
As of June 2014

- Entrance Fee for a private, non-commercial vehicle: $15
- Senior and military discounts available

- Mount Rainier Annual Pass: $30
- Private, non-commercial vehicles

- Climbing Pass:       $45 per person (25 years or older)
      $31 per person (21 year or younger)

      - Required to climb above 10,000 feet or onto any glaciers.

      - Wilderness Permit: Free

      - Wilderness Permit: Free (first-come-first-served - 30% of permits)

- Wilderness Permit: Free (first-come-first-served - 30% of permits)
      $20 (reservation for group - 70% of permits)

      - Required for overnight backcountry trips.
      - Not required for day hiking.

      - Obtain permits are ranger stations.

      - The National Park Service recommends making reservations for backcountry camping. 
- The Park starts accepting reservations by fax and mail on March 15th each year.
- Reservation can also be made in-person at the Longmire Wilderness Information Center which opens to the public in late May)
- Reservations for popular campsites along the Wonderland Trail fill up fast.
- It is often not possible after late spring to reserve necessary campsites to complete the entire 90-mile loop for the early July to end of September time period.

- Required for overnight backcountry trips, not required for day hiking.

- Many things (e.g. fires, pets, bicycles) are prohibited. 
- Follow Leave No Trace principles 


Four campgrounds are located within Mount Rainier National Park:
Paradise Glacier Moraine Winter Camp
Paradise Glacier Moraine Winter Campsite at sunrise - Feb. 2005
- Cougar Rock
- Ohanapecosh
- White River
- Mowich Lake

U.S. Forest Service Campgrounds are also available outside of Mount Rainier National Park
- Snoqualmie Ranger District (Mather Memorial Parkway [SR-410] campgrounds only)

Designated backcountry camping areas (41 total) are located along trails throughout the Park.
- A Wilderness Permit is required for overnight camping and reservations ($20 fee) is recommended in many areas.
U.S. Park Service Map of backcountry campsites.
- Backcountry off trail zone camping is also available.

Private camping and lodging outside the Park: