Wonderland Trail: Longmire to Paradise River Camp

A moderate snowshoe through ancient forests and enjoy views of the beautiful Nisqually River.

Hike east on the Wonderland Trail from Longmire along the Nisqually River to Paradise River Camp.

getting there

From Puyallup drive south on SR 161 until you intersect with SR 7 (National Park Highway). Turn left (east) and continue east staying on the National Park Highway when it becomes SR 706 and through the Nisqually Entrance of Mount Rainier National Park. Proceed up the plowed road to Longmire Ranger Station and Lodge. Park in the plowed area behind lodge.

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

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 7.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,300 ft
  • 4,100 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
  • Green Trails Mt Rainier West No. 269
  • USGS Mt Rainier West
  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX

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