Snowshoe or Ski to Mazama Ridge

Washington Paradise Ranger Station

Added by Isaac Desautels

Great Views of Mt. Rainer and the Tatoosh Range amidst a winter wonderland.

This scenic destination begins at the Paradise parking lot. Head north from the parking area towards Myrtle falls. Make sure to stay left of the Paradise in and cross Edith creek over a footbridge near Myrtle falls. From here, head east towards Mazama ridge by crossing through upper Paradise Valley. The next half mile steepens until you reach the top of the ridge at 5700 feet. Towards the south you can see the craggy peaks of the Tatoosh Range and towards the north, Mt Rainer.

Pack List

  • Warm Clothing
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Snow Shoes
  • Backcountry Skis
  • Map & Compass
  • Camera
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Activities:

Photography, Skiing, Snowshoeing

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Season:

Winter

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

6 Miles

Elev. Gain:

900 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Easy Parking
Forest
Scenic
Waterfall

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about 1 year ago

When you don't want to work too hard for amazing views :)

This snowshoe is stunning! The views of the Tatoosh range and Mt. Rainier are unreal. Only a 900 ft. gain and then you can amble along the ridge and explore the area to your heart's content. Stop in the visitor's center at Paradise before you head out to check in with a ranger about snow conditions and get a little map that marks the primary avalanche zones you'll encounter around the area.

about 1 year ago

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