Little Tahoma Paradise Approach

Yakima, Washington 98909

Little Tahoma Paradise Approach

Little Tahoma: Paradise Approach Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Little Tahoma, with its summit at 11,138 feet, is the very distinct subpeak on the east flanks of Mount Rainier. Due to the approach and location, you will be treated to some of the most spectacular scenery Mount Rainier has to offer on its southern aspects, including the Nisqually ice cliffs and the imposing Cowlitz and Ingraham Glaciers. This is a fantastic ski mountaineering objective in which you travel on four glaciers and tackle a short rock scramble to the summit.

When visibility is good, route finding to Little Tahoma is straightforward, but if the weather is less than ideal, sharp navigation skills are essential. Many people ski Little Tahoma via the Fryingpan and Whitman Glaciers, but since this is not a viable option through winter and spring, we are not describing that option. Access to that route is only available once the road to the park’s White River Entrance has been plowed for the season."

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Trail Information

Yakima
Nearby City
16 km (10 miles)
Distance
5,718 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
9-11 hours
Duration
April–June
Season
5,420 feet
Trailhead Elevation
feet
Top Elevation
Mount Rainier East
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