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Pinnacle Saddle Snowshoe

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise
47.3865, -121.3848
Snow can be encountered on Pinnacle Saddle well into the summer. Photo by HikerVal.
  • Dogs not allowed

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

National Park Pass

In winter this route requires avalanche awareness and training, routefinding and some mountaineering skills. Do your research, know how to navigate through avalanche terrain and have an understanding of mountaineering skills before attempting this trip. Continue reading

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Hiking Pinnacle Saddle Snowshoe

In winter this route requires avalanche awareness and training, routefinding and some mountaineering skills. Do your research, know how to navigate through avalanche terrain and have an understanding of mountaineering skills before attempting this trip. 

The general route starts from the parking area at Paradise, then heads south to Reflection Lake. From about the mid-point along Reflection Lake’s south shore, cross the closed Stevens Canyon Road, heading south. Here is where the real routefinding begins as there are a few different bowls, ridges and passes ahead. The pass lies to the east of the Castle.

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Pinnacle Saddle Snowshoe

Map & Directions

Before You Go

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

National Park Pass

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

Park at Paradise for the start of this route. 

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Trailhead

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise

Mount Rainier National Park

Guidebooks & Maps

Green Trails: Mount Rainier East No. 270

Paradise No. 270S

Buy the Green Trails Paradise No. 270S map

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