Wonderland Trail: Longmire, Reflection Lakes & Box Canyon

Hike the Wonderland Trail from Longmire to Narada Falls, Reflection Lakes and Box Canyon.

getting there

From Puyallup drive south on SR-161 and turn left (east) onto  SR-7 (National Park Highway). Stay on the National Park Highway when it becomes SR-706 and through the Nisqually Entrance of Mount Rainier National Park. Proceed up the road to the Longmire Ranger Station and Lodge. Park behind lodge (2,770 ft).

Winter drivers in the park are required to have snow chains, and may be required to install them at Longmire.

on the trail

Hike from Longmire on the Wonderland Trail to Box Canyon. It's 12.5 miles with 2,800 feet of elevation gain one-way with a car shuttle. Shorter trips to Narada Falls and Reflections lakes can be done as round trips or one-way hikes.

Snowshoe Route

7.6 miles round trip, 1,300 feet of elevation gain, 4,100 ft high point

Snowshoe along the Nisqually River and then Paradise River following the Wonderland Trail's route to Paradise Camp (3,800 ft) just a mile shy of Narada Falls.

  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking, Snowshoeing
  • Snowshoeing Category: Intermediate
  • Seasons: Year-round
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Length: 12.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft
  • 5,000 ft
  • Land Manager: Mount Rainier National Park
  • Parking Permit Required: National Park Entrance Fee
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
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Trip Reports

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  • Wonderland Trail: Longmire to Paradise River Camp
  • Wonderland Trail: Longmire to Narada Falls
  • Wonderland Trail: Longmire to Reflection Lakes
  • Wonderland Trail: Longmire to Box Canyon

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