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Mather Memorial Highway Snowshoe

Mount Rainier Area > Chinook Pass - Hwy 410
46.9789, -121.5345 Map & Directions
Length
10.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
1100 feet
Highest Point
3800 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Moderate/Hard
White River Snowshoe. Photo by npuser. Full-size image
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Rivers

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Sno-Parks Permit

The White River Snowshoe follows the Mather Memorial Highway (SR 410) through a snowy river valley in Mount Rainier National Park. What is a bustling highway in summer becomes a quiet snowshoe ramble in the winter. Continue reading

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Hiking Mather Memorial Highway Snowshoe

The White River Snowshoe follows the Mather Memorial Highway (SR 410) through a snowy river valley in Mount Rainier National Park. What is a bustling highway in summer becomes a quiet snowshoe ramble in the winter. 

Start from the Silver Springs sno-park just before the park entrance. Follow the obvious tracks out toward the highway, which will be closed off to cars and snow-covered if your timing is right. The entrance to the national park is clearly marked by an arch over the road. 

Carry on down the snowy corridor, weaving closer then farther from the White River over the first couple miles. After this the road veers away from the river scenery but holds its straight course through the valley. 

The next landmark reached is the Crystal Lakes Trailhead, followed shortly by the turn-off for Sunrise Road. So far the way has been through safe avalanche terrain. If you’d like a little more distance and avalanche conditions are good, go another 0.4 mile but no further, as the avalanche conditions become unsafe past this point. 

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Mather Memorial Highway Snowshoe

Map & Directions

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Co-ordinates: 46.9789, -121.5345 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Sno-Parks Permit

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 Enumclaw drive Highway 410 south for 40.5 miles. Turn left on Crystal Mountain Boulevard, then quickly take the first right into the Silver Springs sno-park entrance.

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Trailhead

Mount Rainier Area > Chinook Pass - Hwy 410

Mount Rainier National Park

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