Mount Rainier Snowshoeing

Winter, Adventure

Description: Join REI for a breathtaking snowshoe hike and discover the joy of winter exploration in one of the snowiest places on Earth: Mt. Rainier National Park! On this field outing, our guides will share snowshoeing techniques and tips for winter travel. In addition, we will share our knowledge of the park and guide you on a trip to explore the wonders of winter at Mt Rainier. REI provides the snowshoes, snowshoe poles, and professional instruction on proper use of equipment. Highlights of the trip include views of Mt. Rainier, the Tatoosh Range, Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens, a delicious lunch provided by a local bakery, top-of-the-line gear and a few warm surprises to make this a uniquely REI adventure! Transportation provided, from the Tacoma REI store, to and from the trailhead. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a participating parent or responsible adult.

Skills you'll learn:

To learn about and explore the wonders of winter at Mt Rainier on snowshoes.

Check out the gear list.

Required Legal Form:
This course requires the participant to read and sign a liability release form before participating. Please see "Required Legal Form" for the session you are registering for. You will need to print, sign and bring the form to your class.

Mount Rainier Snowshoeing Information

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  • Class Details
  • Gear List

Mount Rainier Snowshoeing Gear List

Gear to bring to class:


  • Hiking Boots
  • Energy Snacks
  • Warm Jacket - Down or Synthetic.
  • Warm Socks - Wool or Synthetic.
  • Daypack - Day pack large enough to carry water, food and layers.
  • Sun Protection - Lip balm, sunscreen, wide-brim hats, etc.
  • 2 Liters of Water - At least 2 Nalgene sized water bottles or a large Camelback style reservoir
  • Warm Hat
  • Synthetic / wool layers - Clothing that will stay warm when wet.
  • Warm Gloves
  • Compass
  • Extra Warm Synthetic Clothing
  • Headlamp/Flashlight


  • Lip Balm/Protection
  • Binoculars
  • Personal Snowshoes
  • Personal Camera

Gear provided by REI:

  • Snowshoes
  • Gaiters
  • Group First Aid Kit
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Hiking Poles - REI will provide but you are welcome to bring your own.