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Activities

Boulder Cave Natural Area

Boulder Cave Natural Area offers a short, family-friendly walk to Boulder Cave yields a fantastic lesson in geology as well as the delicate balance of nature.  ...

Rainforest Nature Loop Trail

Treat yourself to a walk along the Rainforest Nature Loop, a short nature trail just inside the Carbon River entrance of the park.  ...
Challenge Course at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Zip Wild! at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

At Zip Wild Deep Forest Challenge, five exhilarating zipline courses run through our breathtaking tree canopy. Soar along each zipline, then walk, climb, crawl or clamber over obstacles in between. All courses are different, but all take mental toughness and physical agility. ...

Wonderland Trail Overview

Wonderland Trail Overview, as the 93-mile trail circles the mountain, hikers witness the varied faces of Mt. Rainier, carved by 25 named glaciers. ...

Skookum Flats

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Distance: 4.2 or 7.8 mi RT Duration: 2 or 4 ...
Grove of the Patriarchs

Grove of the Patriarchs

Grove of the Patriarchs, considered one of the easiest hikes in Mt Rainier National Park, but one of the most memorable. Learn more at VisitRainier.com. ...
Snowshoe Deer Lake

Deer Lake Snowshoe

Deer Lake Snowshoe, 6 miles, 4 hours, 780 feet of elevation change, considered moderately difficult, located near White Pass Ski Resort. ...

Packwood Lake

The Packwood Lake trail is open to hikers and equestrians; mountain bikes, motorcycles, and ATVs are prohibited. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...
Sledders heading uphill at Paradise Snowplay at Mount Rainier

Paradise Snowplay Area: Sledding & Inner Tubing

Families with children will enjoy the snow play area at Paradise, north of the upper parking lot -- at least five feet of snow are needed before it can open. It is usually open by mid-December. The Snow Play area is the ONLY place in the park where sledding and sliding are permitted. ...

Greenwater Lakes

Greenwater Lakes has picturesque bridges, waterfalls and old growth trees, not to mention two peaceful lakes and a pristine river - all create a brilliant ambiance on the year-round hike along the Greenwater Lakes Trail.  ...

Bench and Snow Lakes

Bench and Snow Lakes features kid-friendly trails, seasonal wildflowers meadows, alpine views, and backcountry camping. ...

Federation Forest State Park

Federation Forest State Park offers a 1.5-mile walking trail that is family-friendly and accessible year-round. Discover Pass required.  ...

Narada Falls to Bench and Snow Lakes

Narada Falls to Bench and Snow Lakes, an easy 7.5-miles, 6-hour snowshoe with 1,000 feet of elevation changes located in Mount Rainier National Park. ...

Sun Top Snowshoe

Sun Top Snowshoe, a strenuous, 11-mile, 9-hour trail in the White River area with over 3,000 feet of elevation changes. ...
Dalles Ridge Snowshoe

Dalles Ridge Snowshoe

Dalles Ridge Snowshoe, 8.2 miles, 6 hours, moderately difficult, 1,900 feet of elevation change, located in the Chinook Pass area near the White River. ...

West Side Road Snowshoe

West Side Road Snowshoe, a self-guided, 8 mile, 3 to 4-hour snowshoe walk. Considered an easy trail, with only 1,000 feet of elevation change.  ...

Alta Vista Snowshoe

Alta Vista Snowshoe is a 1-mile roundtrip trail located at Paradise. It's considered an easy snowshoe trail and typically takes about 90 minutes to snowshoe.  ...
High Hut Snowshoe

High Hut Snowshoe

High Hut Snowshoe, 8.6 miles takes approximately 7 to 9 hours to complete, considered moderately difficult with 2,400 feet of elevation change. ...

Panorama Point Snowshoe

Panorama Point Snowshoe, a moderately difficult 4.5 miles, 3 to 5-hour snowshoe trail at Paradise, Mount Rainier National Park. ...

Twin Lakes Snowshoe

Twin Lakes, a moderate difficulty 6.1 miles, 4 to 6-hour snowshoe with 1,600 feet of elevation changes in the Clearwater Wilderness area. ...
Anderson Lake Snowshoe

Anderson Lake Snowshoe

Anderson Lake, a 6.8 miles, 5 to 6 hours, moderately difficult snowshoe with 2,000 feet of elevation changes in Ashford, Washington part of the Mount Tahoma Trails. ...

River Trail (Blue Diamond Trail)

River Trail (Blue Diamond Trail) 3.2 miles, 2-hour snowshoe with 100 feet of elevation change located in the White River area.  ...

Mildred Point Snowshoe

Mildred Point, a strenuous 6.5 miles, 6-hour snowshoe located at Mount Rainier National Park with 1,750 feet of elevation change. ...

Kautz Creek Snowshoe

Kautz Creek Snowshoe, 2.25 miles, approximately 90 minutes to complete, considered as easy snowshoe trail with only 210 feet of elevation change.  ...
Golden Gate Snowshoe

Golden Gate Snowshoe

Golden Gate, an easy 2.25 mile, 1.5-hour snowshoe located at Paradise, Mount Rainier National Park with 650 feet of elevation changes.  ...

Eagle Peak Snowshoe

Eagle Peak is an easy 4 mile, 4-hour snowshoe with 1,200 feet of elevation changes, located at Longmire, Mount Rainier National Park.  ...

Longmire to Cougar Rock Snowshoe

Longmire to Cougar Rock is an easy 3.9 miles, 2 to 3 hours snowshoe with 400 feet of elevation changes, located at Mount Rainier National Park. ...
Glacier Vista Snowshoeing

Glacier Vista Snowshoe

Glacier Vista is an easy 3 miles, 3 hours snowshoe located at Paradise, Mount Rainier National Park with 1,000 feet of elevation changes. ...

Corral Pass Snowshoe

Corral Pass is a moderately difficult 11.5 miles, 8 hours snowshoe located in the Crystal Mountain area, with 2,800 feet of elevation changes.  ...
Mazama Ridge Snowshoe

Mazama Ridge Snowshoe

Mazama Ridge, an easy 3 miles, 3-hour snowshoe located at Paradise, Mount Rainier National Park with 900 feet of elevation changes.  ...

White River Trail

White River Trail is a moderately difficult snowshoe up to 10 miles, 7 hours, with 700 feet of elevation changes, located in the White River Area near the Camp Sheppard Trailhead. ...

Rampart Ridge Trail Snowshoe

Rampart Ridge Trail is an easy 4.5-mile loop, 4-hour snowshoe located at Longmire, Mount Rainier National Park with 1,400 feet of elevation change.  ...
Skiers taking a photo with Rainier in the background

Ski, Board, and Snowshoe Crystal Mountain

Crystal Mountain is a world class ski resort, rated by SKIING magazine as the #7 ski resort in North America. Experienced skiers are drawn to the expert runs comprising nearly half of the terrain... ...