Kautz Creek Trail to Mirror Lakes

HARD 16 reviews
#70 of 107 trails in

Kautz Creek Trail to Mirror Lakes is a 11.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Longmire, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until November.

11.8 miles
3,969 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers

no dogs

Start point is at a rest area between the Park entrance and Longmire. You can't miss it. The trail meets up with Wonderland trail at about 5000 ft elevation. Time is depending on your skill.

1 month ago

Great hike. not sure why its rated as easy its up hill all the way there. there are a view pretty steep sections. Great views. Worth the effort.

1 month ago

Not sure why this trail is Rated as easy it's uphill the entire way some pretty steep spots. Great views not very many people. Well worth the effort.

3 months ago

The trail was easy to follow however it was pure climbing during a large majority of the hike. We had views of Mt. Rainier during the start of the trail and not again for 3 miles up the mountain. We didn't expect an easy trail but the reviews we read about the hike being an easy path really threw us off. We never did make it to the cabin. Only ran into small amounts of snow as we got higher. Wish I lived closer as I would like to try this trail again to see if I could make it to the Wonderland Trail.

Monday, September 04, 2017

Nice steady elevation gain and beautiful views as you near the destination. Sneak peaks of Rainier keep you going. Just when you think the cabin isn't there anymore-it appears nestled in the trees and valley like an old western movie.

Monday, May 16, 2016

very nice trail nice view of the mountain. easy for children to enjoy as well.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Very easy path

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