Monday, July 22, 2013

Flowers at Mount Rainier!

Mount Rainier above Yakima Park at sunrise.
It's that time of year again!  Yes, it is flower season at Mount Rainier, with beautiful displays appearing in select locations.

Stevens Canyon Road and the Sunrise Road are currently sporting impressive showings of lupine, aster, paintbrush and more.

Berkeley Park is ablaze in color right now, as are Owyhigh Lakes and Eagle Peak saddle.

Lupine is on display all along the Sourdough Ridge Trail and below Dege Peak.

While the flower display in Yakima Park at Sunrise is well underway, I believe they will be more impressive in another week or so. I would expect the same to be true for Summerland.

Avalanche and Glacier lilies can be found at Paradise, Indian Henry's, Van Trump Park & Spray Park, as well as along the trail to Gobblers Knob.  Heather is also in early bloom at Paradise and Mazama Ridge.

Remember that with along with flower season come those pesky mosquitos and biting flies.  Don't forget to pack your bug spray!


  1. Thanks for the update. Cant wait to get out into the mountains this summer.

  2. Hey Don, what would the status of the bloom be in mid-August-ish, specifically 8/20-21? I'm interested in the Paradise and the surrounding areas.

  3. Anonymous - I would expect the flower show at Paradise to begin around the second week of August. I suspect you might be a little late with an 8/20 visit. I'll continue to update as things progress - check back!

  4. Do the flowers last only about a week?