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Winter Activities

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 ...
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. ...

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.  ...

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.  ...
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. ...

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.  ...
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.  ...

Reflection Lakes Loop Snowshoe

Area: Paradise Starting Point: Paradise   Distance: 6 miles, RT  Duration: 5-6 hrs Difficulty Level: Easy Elevation Start: 4,400 ft ...

Snow Bowl Hut Snowshoe

Area: Mt. Tahoma Trails Starting Point: Sno-Park for MTTA   Distance: 8.6 miles, RT  Duration: 7-8 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate ...
cross country skiers ski the Mount Tahoma Trails

Mt. Tahoma Hut To Hut Trail System

The largest no fee Hut-to-Hut Trail System in North America for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Approx. 50 miles of trails, 3 ski huts and a yurt. ...

Bumping Lake Cross-Country Skiing

Non-Groomed, Cross Country Skiing at Bumping Lake usually has outstanding snow quality with easy access from Hwy 410 west of Naches. ...
White Pass Ski Area

White Pass Ski Area

White Pass is a kicked-back, slightly off the beaten path ski area, highly acclaimed by hard-core snow enthusiasts as well as the skiing or snowboarding family. It boasts nearly 1,500 acres of terrain... ...
Paradise Valley Road

Paradise Valley Road

For cross country skiers who prefer a well-graded trail through spectacular open alpine country, the Paradise Valley Road in Mount Rainier National Park can’t be beat. And with Paradise’s epic snowfall... ...

White Pass Nordic Center

Nestled between the White Pass downhill ski area and the sprawling William O Douglas Wilderness is one of the most delightful, family-friendly cross-country ski areas in the Northwest. ...
Copper Creek Hut

Copper Creek Hut

Although it seems a million miles away from that other world, getting here was remarkably straightforward. I am spending this night in the Copper Creek Hut, part of the Mount Tahoma Trails Association's collection of backcountry retreats. ...