Panorama Point


Intermediate Snowshoe - Panorama Point

Have MLK Day off and want to celebrate in the great outdoors? Join this snowshoe to Pan Point, with Sugar Loaf and McClure Rock as possibilities!

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 7,400 ft
  • Pace: 800ft/hr

Longmire parking lot 8:30.

Get in line with your car ASAP and we'll meet outside the ranger station. This way, we'll be in position for the opening gate at 9. We'll regroup at Paradise. 

The 2 leaders will be on the mountain the previous night, so please email/text another member of the group if you'll be late.

We'll wait 10-15 minutes outside the bathroom tunnel at Paradise for  anyone who has said in advance they'll be late. (Later than 15min, you're on your own...)

Monday is forecast to be sunny on Mt. Rainier, so let's get after it with a low-key snowshoe up from Paradise to Pan Point and beyond!

The snowshoe hike to Panorama Point is relatively easy, and the hike up the Pan face is steep and fun. Please bring microspikes and snowshoes, and an ice ax/helmet if you want to glissade down.

Beyond Panorama Point, we can explore Sugarloaf and McClure Rock - up to 7400ft. If we're super fast, we may get up onto the Muir snowfield, but no one is expected to be super-fast.

Due to the short days and Longmire gate closure (5pm), we'll choose a turnaround time and leave Paradise by 4:15 - 4:30.

We'll follow all the COVID guidelines, including social distancing and masks when that is not possible. Remember hand sanitizer too!


Panorama Point

  • 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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