Reflection & Louise Lakes

A 7 mile round trip snowshoe trip with 560 ft in elevation gain. Views of the Tatoosh Range, frozen lakes and (if you're lucky) The Mountain itself.

GettinG there

From Puyallup drive south on Hwy 161 until you intersect with Hwy 7 (National Park Highway). Turn left (east) and continue east through the Nisqually Entrance of Mount Rainier National Park, and proceed up the plowed road past Longmire  to the Narada Falls View Area parking lot, which is kept plowed each winter.

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


From the Narada Falls trailhead take a right to Inspiration Saddle and on to the Lakes or stay on the road through Inspiration Point. Be aware of the avalanche risk on this trail. Choose to circle the lake and return or continue east along the snow covered Stevens Canyon road to Louise Lake.

  • Difficulty: Easy+
  • Length: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 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
  • USGS Mt Rainier East
  • Green Trails Paradise No. 270S
  • Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

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