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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. ...
Sledders at the Snowplay area at Paradise

Paradise Snowplay Area: Sledding & Tubing

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

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.  ...
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. ...

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. ...
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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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.  ...

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.  ...

Packwood Lake

The Packwood Lake trail is open to hikers and equestrians; mountain bikes, motorcycles, and ATVs are prohibited. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...
Grizzly Bear and Pumpkin

GET SPOOKY: ANIMALS, PUMPKINS, AND COSTUMES!

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park offers Haunted Hike weekends October 16-31. Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite costume and wander past magical lights, eerie spider webs, and pumpkins everywhere. ...
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... ...

Mowich Lake Snowshoe

Mowich Lake a moderately difficult 10.5 mile, 7-hour snowshoe located in the Mowich area of Mount Rainier National Park with 1,300 feet of elevation changes.  ...

FALL COLOR DISPLAYS

Vine Maple, high elevation huckleberry bushes and Larch (Tamarack) are the main sources of fall color and begin turning in late September. Larch is golden and is visible after much of the other color is gone. It is only found in the Chinook Pass and White Pass areas... ...
Frey Family Farm

Frey Family Farm

Frey Family Farm is a certified organic, 40-acre mixed vegetable, berry and hay production farm. that welcomes visitors to stop by and live the farm-life as part of their Mount Rainier vacation.  ...

Rampart Ridge Trail

Hike along an old lava flow high above the Nisqually River Valley. While the way is mostly forested, there are a couple of decent views along the trail including a pretty awe-inspiring one of the mountain rising above the Kautz Creek valley. ...

Shriner Peak

Shriner Peak is a strenuous 8.4-mile roundtrip hike in the Stevens Canyons area of Mount Rainier National Park. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...