Snowshoe at Paradise

Ranger-Led Snowshoe Walks At Paradise

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. A sign-up sheet is available at the Jackson Visitor Center information desk one hour before each walk.


  • You will need snowshoes. They can be borrowed from the park for a $14 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.


  • Ranger-guided snowshoe walks at Paradise are scheduled to run December 22, 2018 through March 2019. The walks will be offered on weekends when the visitor center is open, begin at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and last 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 near the Nisqually entrance to Mount Rainier National Park click here.


Address:  Paradise-Longmire Rd, Ashford, WA 98304
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