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Paradise Inn to Panorama Point-Snow Hike

Hike from Paradise Inn to Panorama Point on the slopes of Mt Rainier when the trail is covered in snow.
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Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 2.9 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours

Overview :  Want to get a small taste of Mt Rainier Mountainering easily done in just a few hours (perhaps even finish before breakfast)? Follow ... more »

Tips:  Note this hike was tracked with snow on the ground. If you go in the Summer to enjoy the wildflowers please follow the trail and do... more »

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Points of Interest

The Paradise Inn was originally built in 1916 and houses 121 guest rooms, the Paradise Inn Dining Room, Tatoosh Café, and authentic Native American arts and crafts at the gift shop.

In 1919, Han Fraehnke, a German carpenter, added much of the decorative woodwork that he designed and built himself. A skilled craftsman, Han also built the... More

2. Into the snow

At this point leave the parking lot and head up the slopes of Mt Rainier along the packed snow trail. You may find snowshoes useful.

3. Snowy Path

Stick to the tracks of others and you should be fine, the GPS track in this guide may change from year to year as the people that hike through here may blaze different paths.

4. Gets Very Steep Here

The trail goes straight up here, and is very steep. It was very fun sliding down this on the way back down, but be careful as you can pick ups speed very quickly.

5. Restroom

There is a restroom located in the rocks right here.

6. Panorama Point

Amazing views of Mt Rainier and the Tatoosh Range and Mt Adams.