DISCLAIMER- Don't be like us and pick up poisonous mushrooms
The abundance of mushrooms in our area is UNREAL. When it comes to foraging for mushrooms in the Mount Rainier area dozens of edible mushroom species begin to appear in late summer but most species need the first fall rains to come before they appear. Some species even wait until the first frosts. As is well-known mushrooms can be poisonous, so mushroom hunters need to have positively identified species before picking. Familiarize yourself with safe sustainable foraging practices.
Keep in mind we are near the national forest and they do require permits in certain areas. For more information: