Northwest Wildflowers

Wildflower Destinations > Washington Cascades (Central)

Spray Park (Mt. Rainier)

Pierce County, Washington

Mt. Rainier National Park

Fees: National Park Service

Activity: hiking

Elevation: 4950'-6200'

Current status (as of 5/25/24): not blooming

Notes: If you're comfortable with cross-country travel, you can make a loop back to Mowich Lake by crossing over Knapsack Pass.

Peak wildflower bloom at Spray Park is typically from early July through late August, but there may be some flowers blooming from late June until early September.*

Typical year:

Featured plants: Pedicularis rainierensis, 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.