Lake George Trail

EASY 8 reviews
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Lake George Trail is a 8.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Longmire, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

8.7 miles
1473 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly




mountain biking

nature trips





wild flowers



no dogs

From the Nisqually Entrance, 1 mile on Longmire-Pardise Road. Left onto West Side Road for 3.3 miles to gate, parking area is to the south

10 months ago

I did this hike on June 4, 2017. The original plan was to take the Lake George Trail and continue up to Gobbler's Knob from Mt Rainier national park. As of 6-4-2017, there is still heavy snowpack on this trail and the lake is frozen over.

The road walk to round pass isn't overly scenic but along the river and the ridge is a nice area. Round pass is where the snow cover begins, and the trail to lake George has some bare areas in the beginning but then is still pretty heavy with snowpack as soon as a little elevation is gained.

There are some scenic views of mt rainier on the trail. Lake George has a nice covered area to camp, a vault toilet and a patrol house. At this time of year it's empty but I imagine later in summer it's a well camped area.

We lost the trail at the lake George area and did not continue up to gobblers Knob fire lookout but all in all this is a good hike!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Beautiful Fall hike! The view of lake made it worth the trip. Might camp overnight next time at campgrounds on lake.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Tried this once before several years ago. Finally made it back to finish it. Warm and very humid. The trail between the trailhead and the lake needs a little maint to remove a downed tree or two. Due to snow at the lake we couldn't take the knob as well. A long one for the kids but they made it.

7 months ago

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Monday, February 16, 2015