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By Ron C. Judd

When you are looking to spend their days within the mountains and their nights again at domestic, even if beginner or professional veteran with enormous quantities of boot-miles logged, this booklet showcases Mount Rainier's finest trails. Revised and up to date, this version stories greater than 50 of the simplest day trails during this wonderfully scenic sector, from Paradise and dawn to the decrease foothills. for every profile the authors contain transparent instructions; USGS topographical maps; total path scores; top season; certain gains for canine, motorcycles, and children; exploring thoughts; elevation achieve; expected mountain climbing time; and extra. prepared via significant highways, Day Hike! Mount Rainier information the wear and tear performed through contemporary harsh winters, updating these trails that experience replaced and providing possible choices to exchange those who are not any longer obtainable. for max at-a-glance usability, every one path is rated on a 1-to-5 hiker scale for scenic perspectives, water components (such as streams and waterfalls), path inhabitants, and enjoyable issue.

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This was the site of an old auto campground and trailhead to Emerald Ridge and Indian Henry’s Hunting Ground. 0 miles from the trailhead. Today, Tahoma Vista fails to live up to its name because the forest has grown and obliterated the view of Rainier. 5 miles from the parking area. You can walk another tenth of a mile on the road to view the Marine Memorial Airplane Crash Monument. 7 mile to the South Puyallup trailhead, which leads to St. 8 miles. 3 miles to the St. Andrews Ranger Station and trailhead.

9 mile beyond the Kautz Creek trailhead) to a pullout and visible interpretive sign on the left (north) side of the road. From Longmire, look for the trailhead about 2 miles west on the right side of the road. The trailhead, elevation 2,465 feet, is not marked by a sign, but interpretive displays mark the spot.  twin firs loop  longmire/cougar rock The Trail Gung-ho mileage burners, keep right on going. Tree huggers? Step right up. The Twin Firs Loop is, quite simply, one of the more peaceful, beautiful—and unknown—nature trails on the south side of Mount Rainier National Park.

Walk the Trail of the Shadows Loop (Hike 3) clockwise, or left, from its trailhead for about a quarter mile to the Rampart Ridge 15 longmire/cougar rock junction. 5 miles, when the grade lessens slightly. 75 miles, watch for a view looking west toward 4,678-foot Tumtum Peak, looming over the far side of the Kautz Creek drainage. A short distance farther, follow the short spur trail to a viewpoint of Rainier, Eagle Peak, the Longmire area and a vast section of the upper Nisqually drainage. 6 miles.

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