Intermediate Snowshoe - Mazama Ridge (Mount Rainier)

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Intermediate Snowshoe - Mazama Ridge (Mount Rainier)

From Paradise, ascend to a ridge with a beautiful view of Mt. Rainier and the surrounding area if the day is clear.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft
  • Pace: 1.5

9 AM Paradise gate, so Longmire at least by 8:45 AM. More info in welcome message.

The ascent to the ridge is steep. Sometimes there is a hard crust of ice just where you gain the ridge. An ice axe can be helpful to self belay at this point. Otherwise this is not a technical trip. The ridge is a great place to roam and enjoy the view.

If the gate to Paradise will not open  that day (we may only find out the night before or that morning) or weather or avalanche conditions make the trip unfeasible, I will look for an alternate trip.

Route/Place

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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