Top Adventures in Ashford

  • Snowshoe or Ski to Mt. Tahoma High Hut

    Make the 3.2 - 4.5 mile hike up groomed trails to the Mt Tahoma High Hut (4750 feet) for the perfect winter getaway. Spend the day outside sledding, skiing, snowshoeing and playing in the snow with a spectacular view of Mount Rainier, Mount Adams,...

    4.5 miles 2400 ft gain

  • Hike to Gobbler's Knob

    Entering the Park from the Southwest Entrance, bear left when you approach the forking Westside Rd. This road has been closed a few miles in due to massive rockfall. When you reach the road closure, just park along the side of the road. In Spring ...

    5 miles 1500 ft gain

  • Hike Kautz Creek to Indian Henry's Hunting Ground

    Named after the Native American who lived here prior to Mt. Rainier becoming a national park, So-To-Lick's was dubbed "Indian Henry" by the postman who unfortunately did not learn his name. When heading out on this hike, keep an eye on the weather...

    11 miles 2520 ft gain

  • Hike to High Rock Lookout

    High Rock Lookout is aptly named. Perched at 5,685' on a slab of rock, it has sweeping views of the valleys below, Cora Lake, and Mount Rainier. Although it is only a short 1.6 mile hike to the top, it is a steep one. You gain 1,365' to reach the ...

    3.2 miles 1365 ft gain

  • Hike the Rampart Ridge Trail to Wonderland Trail Loop

    This is a wonderful loop to do that avoids some of the crowds on the flatter trails and gives you an amazing view of the mountain. Park in the Longmire parking lot where the National Park Inn and Longmire Museum are. Walk across Paradise Rd E to j...

    6 miles 1870 ft gain

  • Snowshoe to Longmire Lookout

    Starting at the Longmire Trailhead, cross the road and begin snowshoeing counter-clockwise on the Trail of Shadows.  This first 0.5 miles begins the hike as a nice warm up where you can make sure your snowshoes are adjusted properly and stop from ...

    4.1 miles 800 ft gain

  • Hike to Carter & Narada Falls

    This hike starts off with a bang! The first thing you do is walk out into a rocky riverbed and get an amazing view of Mt. Rainier. From there, you'll cross a long log bridge to get over the river and head into the woods.After 1.1 miles, you'll com...

    5.4 miles

  • Hike to Comet Falls

    Located on Paradise Road along the south side of Mount Rainier, the Comet Falls Trail follows Van Trump Creek up to the magnificent Comet Falls. The hike is 3.8 miles round trip with 1250' of elevation gain.The trail starts off at 3650' and soon c...

  • Explore Rainier's Christine and Narada Falls

    Driving along Paradise Road on the south side of Mount Rainier, provides a couple of opportunities to view gorgeous waterfalls with a short hike. From the West, the first stop is Christine Falls. There is parking on either side side of the bridge...

  • Hike from Narada Falls to Reflection Lakes

    Free copies of the Paradise Area Trails can be picked up at the Longmire Wilderness Information Center or Paradise Visitor Center. There are also a number of signs along the trails to decide the route of your adventure.From the Narada Falls parkin...

  • Snowshoe to Reflection Lakes

    In 1899, Mount Rainier National Park became the 5th National Park to be established, and for good reason! With over 350 square miles of protected wilderness there's nothing you can't do within the boundary of the park, and in this case we're talk...

    3.5 miles 580 ft gain

  • Summit Castle Peak, Mount Rainier NP

    Start this route at the Narada Falls Parking lot. This route starts by following Stevens Canyon Road until you arrive at Reflection Lakes after 1.5 miles. About halfway along the lakeshore a path breaks off to the right into the forest. This is a ...

    6 miles 1400 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Ashford, Washington

      Big Creek

      Overview Situated in the vicinity of majestic Mount Rainier, Big Creek is a family campground nestled among Douglas firs, hemlock, alders and maples. The lush vegetation offers plenty of privacy be...

    • Ashford, Washington

      Mt. Rainier Guest Services

      This 146 room Lodge and Inn offer a number of full-service restaurants and store. 

      From $109/night

    • Loop C

      Cougar Rock Group Campground

      Overview Cougar Rock Group Campground, on the southwest side of Mt. Rainier National Park, is conveniently located to the Paradise area. Paradise is the most popular destination in the park, with a...

    • Loop C

      Cougar Rock Campground

      Overview Cougar Rock Campground, on the southwest side of Mt. Rainier National Park, is convenient to the Paradise area. Paradise is the most popular destination in the park, with a lodge and visit...

    • Randle, Washington

      La Wis Wis Campground

      Overview Situated at the confluence of three waterways near Mount Rainier, La Wis Wis is nestled under a canopy of towering Douglas firs and red cedars. The handful of sites that dot the riverbank ...

    • Packwood, Washington

      Ohanapecosh Group Campground

      Overview This facility is the group site at Ohanapecosh Campground. Ohanapecosh, on the southeast side of Mount Rainier National Park, is surrounded by old growth forest and crossed by an exception...

    More Lodging Options