Edith Creek Basin is a popular Mount Rainier snowshoeing area. The basin lies north of Paradise and connects to Panorama Point.
From the Paradise parking area head north into the snow. There are many winter trails in the area so a map and some routefinding skills will come in handy. Edith Creek Basin follows the course of Edith Creek, trending NNE from the Paradise parking area. The summer route of the Golden Gate Trail parallels the creek through this area.
Edith Creek basin is bordered by slopes that can pose avalanche danger so visitors here should have the skills to assess and avoid such terrain if necessary. The basin is a relatively open area and with its proximity to Paradise it makes a fairly low-key snowshoe outing, but if you’re looking for a more challenging destination, consider continuing on to Panorama Point if the avalanche conditions are favorable and you have the necessary skills.