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Wildflower Destinations > Washington Cascades (Central)

Mazama Ridge (Mt. Rainier)

Pierce County, Washington

Mt. Rainier National Park

Fees: National Park Service

Activity: hiking

Elevation: 4900'-5800'

Current status (as of 9/27/23): not blooming

Notes: There are many opportunities for longer or shorter loops in this area. You can also start a Mazama Ridge hike from Paradise, Reflection Lakes, or Louise Lake.

Peak wildflower bloom on Mazama Ridge is typically from mid-July through the end of August, but there may be some flowers blooming from early July until mid-September.*

Typical year:

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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.