Ranger-Led Snowshoe Walks At Paradise | Visit Rainier
A man Snowshoeing at Paradise

Ranger-Led Snowshoe Walks At Paradise

Distance and Time

  • The walks cover approximately 1.8 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. A sign-up sheet is available at the Jackson Visitor Center information desk one hour before each walk.


  • Snowshoes are provided by the park for those attending the ranger-guided snowshoe walks. A $5.00 donation from each participant helps the park repair and replace snowshoes. Visitors can also use their 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.


  • The walks will be offered on weekends when the visitor center is open, Sat, Sun, & Holidays December through March and begin at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and lasts two hours each.  Sign-ups are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and begin one hour in advance of each walk at the Jackson Visitor Center information desk. Join a park ranger to learn the art of snowshoeing and discover how plants, animals, and people adapt to the challenging winter conditions at Mount Rainier. Meet inside the Jackson Visitor Center near the Information Desk. Sign-ups begin one hour in advance of scheduled time; all snowshoe walk participants must be present at sign-up. 2 hours/1.8 miles. Limit 25 people. Pro Tip: show up at the Paradise Jackson Visitor Center 1 hour beforehand to sign up.


Area Lodging

  • For area lodging at the National Park Inn located at Longmire click here. For lodging located outside of the park near the Nisqually entrance to Mount Rainier National Park click here.


Location:  Henry M. Jackson Visitor Center, Paradise (18 miles from Mount Rainier National Park’s Nisqually Entrance) Paradise-Longmire Rd, Ashford, WA 98304
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