Snowshoeing to Panorama Point, Washington

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Snowshoe to Panorama Point, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
Snowshoe to Panorama Point, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
Snowshoe to Panorama Point, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
Snowshoe to Panorama Point, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
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Would have been a view of Rainier!

Would have been a view of Rainier!

Snowshoe to Panorama Point, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
Snowshoe to Panorama Point, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
  • Distance 4 miles out and back

  • Elevation Gain: 1700 feet

  • Solitude: very crowded during the summer/on weekends

  • Difficulty: moderate

  • Dogs: No dogs allowed

  • Bathrooms: yes, at trailhead

  • Sweeping views of the Cascade Range and Mount Rainier

A few weeks ago we had our good friends, Mel and Will, in town for a few days. We wanted to show them a few fun things in the PNW so one of the days they were here we took them snowshoeing in Mount Rainier National Park! The day was off to a good start, a little overcast but the clouds weren’t low. We parked at the Paradise Ranger Station and when we began snowshoeing, we had a pretty good view of the mountains surrounding us, but soon after we started, we got hit with a snowstorm which socked us in and obstructed any and all views. After hiking about a mile, we decided to turn back due to the snow coming down hard, avalanche danger and having no views. Overall it was a lot of fun, although I wish there had been so better views of Rainier. This hike is super popular in the summer when the wildflowers are blooming and the snow has melted! We’ll definitely be back :)