Eagle Peak Trail

HARD 22 reviews
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Eagle Peak Trail is a 5.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Longmire, Washington that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until September.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2919 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

Directions from Longmire Plaza: Drive past the building with the flagpole, through the employee housing area and across a suspension bridge. Continue .1 miles and park in front of the Community Building. Walk a short distance back the road toward the bridge. The trailhead is on the right about 50 feet before reaching the bridge. As an alternative, park near the Longmire Museum or National Park Inn and walk to the trailhead. It is located 50 feet beyond the bridge on the left.

hiking
28 days ago

Excellent work out. Took me 2 hours and fifteen minutes going up, slow and steady and 1 1/2 hours to get down.
A few bugs in the forest, enjoyed watching a marmot eat his breakfast and was rewarded near the top with magnificent wild flowers.
The view of Mt. Rainier at the top is great; well worth the effort.
Went on a Saturday morning, saw five people on my way up and two people going down.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome hike. Make sure you bring mosquito repellent!!

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3 months ago

It was a rainy and foggy day when we went, but still was an enjoyable hike.

7 months ago

hiking
Monday, August 15, 2016

Easily accessible, yet surprisingly secluded trail. Arrived at the trailhead at 8:50 am on a beautifully sunny Saturday morning - only the second car parked.

Hiked a nicely maintained trail through the forest canopy for the first 2 or so miles. Moderate elevation gain with switchbacks to ease the strain. Emerge from the trees to a beautiful meadow. From here the hike becomes more difficult, especially the last .5 mile push up to the saddle.

Some pleasant surprises along the trail: a doe and her two fawns and a frog. Flowers were still beautiful and there were quite a few huckleberries along the trail, although most not ripe yet. Plenty of chipmunks scurrying about, butterflies and...bugs! Yes, we encountered quite a few mosquitos and flies for a certain stretch near the top, so bring your bug spray. The bugs do thin out at the saddle, so you should be able to relax and eat lunch.

On a clear day, enjoy stunning panoramic views when you reach the saddle. Mt. Rainier directly in front of you, Eagle Peak to your left and Mount St Helens, Adams and Hood as you turn.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Saturday, July 23, 2016

hiking
Sunday, July 10, 2016

this trail is 5.7 miles one way. I finished this hike with a little over 10 miles recorded. It was very pretty and the incline isn't all that bad considering you are climbing 2970ft upwards.

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

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Saturday, July 02, 2016

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

hiking
Sunday, October 04, 2015

Good hike. Don't be fooled by the weather in Longmire. The weather can be very different above 4K feet

Sunday, August 23, 2015

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

hiking
Thursday, August 21, 2014

I thought the trail/views were ok - not great, but not bad either. Compared to many of the other trails near Longmire this one is a little more on the difficult side. The trail head is a little bit out of the way on the far east side of Longmire just past a one lane bridge.

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Monday, July 14, 2014

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Saturday, March 02, 2013

trail running
Monday, August 20, 2012

used this trail for a hill workout. worst/best idea ever!!! one at the top explored the trails that are not maintained and got to the peak. there is a trail there along the left through some fallen down trees if you are willing to go. great time. with all the extra fooling around at the top whole trip took under 4 hours. great time. bring insect repellent. along the first meadow is a swarm of mosquitoes that have not seen blood in awhile. had only shorts and shoes and was a pretty bad section. can climb above them though. get through that meadow fast if going during august. overall a great day hike or hard run.