Northwest Wildflowers

Wildflower Destinations > Washington Cascades (Central)

Grand Park (Mt. Rainier)

Pierce County, Washington

Mt. Rainier National Park

Fees: none (from Lake Eleanor)

Activity: hiking

Elevation: 4570'-5750'

Current status (as of 4/13/24): not blooming

Notes: You can extend your hike to visit Berkeley Park as well, if you can handle the extra distance. (From the Lake Eleanor Trailhead, Grand Park is about 9 miles round-trip; Berkeley Park is about 14 miles.)

Peak wildflower bloom at Grand Park is typically from early July through mid-August, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-June until the end of August.*

Typical year:

Featured plants: Castilleja cryptantha, Tauschia stricklandii

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* The dates given on this Web site for each location's blooming season are only estimates and can vary from year to year. Weather conditions in the winter and spring can shift these dates by up to a month, especially in the mountains. For the latest updates, check the Oregon Wildflowers or PortlandHikers Facebook groups, or browse the most recent postings to iNaturalist or Instagram.