Nisqually Glacier

Longmire, Washington 98397

Nisqually Glacier

Nisqually Glacier Professional Review and Guide

"This tour is basically a one-way descent of a mighty glacier, the Nisqually. Generally, it is feasible only in midwinter, when heavy snowfall has covered the crevasses on the lower glacier and smoothed the rubble fields below the glacier’s snout.

A good overview of the lower route is possible from Canyon Rim Viewpoint. The exit and pickup take place on the Paradise Highway at the bridge that crosses the Nisqually River just east of Nahunta Falls. For this tour, visibility must be good. Difficulties: High avalanche potential; routefinding required; permit / fee area."

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Trail Information

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Trail Type
Skill Level
8 hours
Best January to April
5,450 feet
Trailhead Elevation
7,600 feet
Top Elevation
USGS Mount Rainier East and West
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Jul 2018