Placeholder Routes & Places


Cross-country Ski - Westside Road

Take advantage of low elevation snow depth to ski Mt. Rainier Park's Westside road. We will start at the first (winter gate) and head towards the summer trail head along Tahoma creek. Maybe there will be a track and maybe we will break trail.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • N1 Nordic Basic Ski
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 780 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,900 ft

Martin Way Park and Ride, Lacey at 7 am. for car pooling.

The park requires all vehicles to carry chains.  The Westside road is just inside the Nisqually Entrance, so winter driving in the park should be minimal.  Park passes or paid admission will be required per car.


Mowich Lake to Westside Road

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Trip Reports