Mazama Ridge (Mount Rainier)


Basic Snowshoe - Mazama Ridge (Mount Rainier)

One of the best snowshoe trips on the mountain

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft
  • Pace: geezerly

We will meet at the South Hill Park and Ride 3300 94th Ave E in Puyallup  at 7:30. We are there only to confirm who is actually headed to the mountain. We'll check in again at Longmire to make sure everyone is ready to go up to Paradise.

Trip is slightly different than club listing .. Paradise to Narada Falls Trail, Paradise Valley road to lower lakes trail to saddle, north (ish) along Mazama Ridge, down 4th Crossing to the Paradise Valley road, back up the road to Paradise. If you have done this before you love it, if not, you will.


We will follow strict Covid-19 protocols and, since everyone wants to be getting out, we will not hog a lot of parking spaces with one person per car. Therefore the official trip limit will be four persons (cars) or myself and 3 other participants. Should you have an additional household member who would like to go, email me directly by Friday night and I will sign them on, up to a total of 8 participants.

As part of the Covid protocols, face masks/coverings are required in all federal properties. I find this makes travel a bit more tiring so plan this to be for the full day. If we don't need all of it, you can hang out after at Paradise or have a super leisurely drive home

Geezerly pace just means we'll go as slow as the slowest person wants/needs. If you are speedy, keep this in mind.

Email any questions.


Mazama Ridge (Mount Rainier)

  • USGS Mt Rainier East

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Paradise No. 270S

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Snowshoes
  • Poles
  • lunch/drink snacks
  • camera. If the sun come out you'll want one
  • If you don't have a map. email me and I'll send you one with the route marked
  • hand sanitizer
  • face mask/covering
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