2013 Ranger-Led Snowshoe Walks at Paradise Join a National Park Ranger for a walk through Mt. Rainier’s winter wonderland! Ranger-Led Snowshoe walks at Paradise begin December 24th for the season! Distance and Time: The walks cover approximately 1.5 miles in two hours. This is a good opportunity for beginners to try the sport. Group Size: Snowshoe walks are limited to 25 people, 8 years old or older, on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up at the Henry M. Jackson Visitor Center information desk at Paradise beginning one hour before the start time. Equipment: You will need snowshoes. They can be borrowed from the park for a $5 per-pair donation, which defrays the cost of snowshoe maintenance and replacement, or you can use your own snowshoes. Participants also need to bring a hat, mittens or gloves, suitable boots (because you will sink into the snow even wearing snowshoes), sunscreen and sunglasses. When: Guided public snowshoe walks are presented twice a day (11:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.) at Paradise beginning December 24th 2013 (snow permitting) through January 1, 2014. After January 1st through the end of March, the walks will be conducted on weekends and holidays only. Organized Groups: Snowshoe walks are available to organized groups of 13-25 people by reservation only. Group snowshoe walks begin at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.Starting Jan 4, 2014. For more info: Call (360) 569-6575. Or, visit the Longmire Museum or Jackson Visitor Center (open from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM on Weekends and Holidays including December 21-Jan 1). For other snowshoeing routes around Mt. Rainier, click here. For more information on visiting Mt. Rainier, go to visitrainier.com. Visit Rainier is a not-for-profit, non-membership destination marketing organization that promotes tourism in the gateway communities around Mt. Rainier.