Reflection Lakes

An moderate, 6 mile snowshoe trip in Mount Rainier National Park with 900 feet of elevation gain. The trail takes you from the scenic Narada Falls to the peaceful Reflection Lakes and a possible trip extension to Louise Lake.

getting there

From SR-7 in Elbe, turn east onto SR-706, both known as the National Park Highway. Continue through the Nisqually Entrance of Mount Rainier National Park. Be prepared to pay the fee just after entering the park. Drive 16 miles to the Narada Falls trailhead (4,600 ft).

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

Snowshoe Route

From Narada Falls, follow the Reflection Lakes Trail which in summer is the Paradise-Stevens Canyon Road. Return the way you came or loop back by taking the Lakes Trail and Paradise Valley Road.

Notes

  • Extend your trip by continuing on to Louise Lake to the east.

Information for LEADERS

This area is used by our branches to host snow field trips and is a generally popular winter exploration area. Please check other routes/places to ensure we don't have multiple Mountaineers groups going to the same area.

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 900 ft
  • 5,700 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
Map
  • USGS Mt Rainier East
  • Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270
  • Green Trails Paradise No. 270S
  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
Activities

Upcoming Activities

Winter Camping Field Trip - Reflection Lakes

Snowshoeing Field trip: Winter Camping Course - Foothills
This is the skier-friendly field trip - use either snowshoes or skis/splitboard. Practice winter camping
Difficulty: Moderate
Sat, Mar 16, 2024 - Sun, Mar 17, 2024
No Prerequisites
6 participants 2 instructors
Canceled
Foothills Branch
Gabrielle Orsi
Qualified Youth Leader

Basic Snowshoe - Reflection & Louise Lakes

Snowshoeing Trip
A social trip among Seattle Snowshoeing instructors and leaders
Difficulty: Moderate
Sun, Mar 24, 2024
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
6 participants 1 leader
Registration closes Mar 22
Seattle Branch
KD Dase
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Titles

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  • Reflection & Louise Lakes
  • Reflection Lakes Loop
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