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Westside Road

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise
46.7354, -121.8566 Map & Directions
Length
11.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
1788 feet
Highest Point
3534 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Moderate/Hard
  • Mountain views
  • Old growth
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Rivers

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Mount Rainier's Westside Road is closed in winter at the junction with Highway 706, making this road showshoe more than 11 miles roundtrip. Continue reading

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Hiking Westside Road

Mount Rainier's Westside Road is closed in winter at the junction with Highway 706, making this road showshoe more than 11 miles roundtrip.

From the junction, make your way along the road as it follows Tahoma Creek. Five miles in, a turnoff leads to Round Pass, Gobblers Knob, and Mount Beljica to the west. To the east lie the South Puyallup Trail, Emerald Ridge the Wonderland Trail.

The Westside Road is an easy snowshoe with a gently uphill grade for the most part (it is a road, after all). However, always be aware of potential avalanche hazards, particularly in the first mile of the hike, since the road has been closed for several years due to rockfall from the cliffs above the road near the junction for 706.

Westside Road

Map & Directions

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Co-ordinates: 46.7354, -121.8566 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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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

From the Nisqually entrance of Mount Rainier National Park (off Highway 706), drive east on Nisqually-Longmire Road for one mile. The turnoff for the Westside Road is on your left. There is no designated parking area, so be sure to park in such a way that traffic can flow uninterrupted along the road.

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Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise

Mount Rainier National Park

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