Ranger-led Snowshoe Walks at Paradise
Weekends and holidays through March, weather permitting.
11:15 a.m. & 1:45 p.m.
Join a park ranger or volunteer for an exciting introduction to the art of snowshoeing and find out how
plants and animals adapt to winter at Paradise.
Snowshoe walks are offered on weekends and holidays through March, weather permitting. Public snowshoe walks are offered at 11:15 am and 1:45 pm, traverse 1.2 miles, and last for about two hours. Walks are limited to 25 people, eight years old or older, on a first-come, first-served basis. A sign-up sheet is available at the Jackson Visitor Center information desk one hour before each walk.
Organized groups (up to 25 people) may reserve snowshoe walks. These walks begin at 2:00 p.m on
Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, inquire at the Longmire Information Center, the Jackson Visitor Center information desk, or call (360) 569-6575. The park also offers snowshoe walks to school groups by reservation only. Call (360) 569-6592 for reservations.
Snowshoes for the ranger-led walks are provided by the park. A $5.00 donation from each snowshoe walk participant helps the park provide snowshoe walks, and repair and replace snowshoes. Don't forget sunscreen, sunglasses, layers of warm clothes, hats, mittens, and suitable boots. You will sink into the snow even with snowshoes on.
Snowplay at Paradise
Families looking for fun winter activities in Mt Rainier National Park, such as sledding and snowshoeing, can bundle up and head to the Snowplay Area at Paradise. Open during weekends in winter, the Snowplay Area is the one established place in the park where sledding is permitted. For more details on the Paradise Snowplay Area, click here.