Rampart Ridge Loop Trail

MODERATE 77 reviews
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Rampart Ridge Loop Trail is a 4.9 mile loop trail located near Longmire, Washington that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is best used from June until October.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1430 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

snowshoeing

forest

views

From the Nisqually Entrance, 6 miles on highway 706 to Longmire. Parking lot is located behind the National Park Inn. The trail begins at the Trail of the Shadows trailhead directly across the street from the inn.

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1 month ago

A little tough in some portions, but my 12-year-old did it.

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1 month ago

Gorgeous views of Mt Rainier. If you hike the trail in the clockwise direction, it is a short but very steep hike up, through switchbacks, to the scenic point from which you get amazing views of Mt Rainier, and then it is 3 miles of much easier hike going down. If done counterclockwise, the views are saved for last and then a steep hike down. Beautiful trees. Most of the hike is shaded. Not crowded at all. Great loop. Can be easily combined with the Trail of the Shadows walk.

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1 month ago

Excellent views of Mt Rainier. Going clockwise, the first part of the hike is a steep hike through switchbacks. The second part of the hike goes gradually down. Most of the hike is shaded. The view of Mt Rainier is from the top. Very nice hike, not crowded. Great exercise.

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Great trail. Lots of shade. It is late June and a beautiful clear sunny day. Beautiful.

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1 month ago

Went Memorial Day weekend 2017, steep at the first, but tapered off near the top. Several views, but the best was an amazingly close view of the mountain at top. Way worth the climb.

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1 month ago

Muddy, has potential for a few beautiful views if it were not for the cloud cover but overall decent hike! Hardly crowded for a Saturday :)

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2 months ago

The first office hike of the season was a success and a butt kicker! The trail and roads are clear of snow and the top of the trail was still amazing with the cloud cover.

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2 months ago