Basic Snowshoe - Wonderland Trail: Longmire to Paradise River Camp

This is a moonlight snowshoe with the goal of taking some photo's of Mt. Rainier under the moonlight. Please see read the entire page prior to registering.

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  • Easy
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 640 ft

Due to I'm leading a snowshoe class at Mt. Rainier during the daytime, I will be meeting the group at the Longmire Visitor's Center at Mount Rainier National Park for this moonlight trip @ 5:00 pm. 

This is a moonlight trip, please have a good working headlamp and extra batteries for this trip.  The pace will be slow, due to Moonlight trip designed for beginners.  While the trip starts off in the forest, we will move out into the open basin of the Nisqually River and trek up to base of Ricksecker Point to gain the best photo's and take advantage of the natural light.  Basic Snowshoe students are given first priority for this trip. 


Wonderland Trail: Longmire to Paradise River Camp

  • Green Trails Mt Rainier West No. 269

    USGS Mt Rainier West

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Snowshoes
  • Poles
  • Winter Gear
  • 2 Liters of Water
  • Headlamp
  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries
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