Rampart Ridge Loop Trail

MODERATE 61 reviews

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.

2 days 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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8 days 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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9 days ago

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19 days 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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20 days ago

25 days ago

great hike, great company with my son's. 4.0, would have been a 5.0 if there were more views and lounging spots uninterrupted like summit lake

26 days ago

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1 month ago

A nice trail on a late May day. The trail up was nice and cleared of a lot of debris while the way down and at the top still had snow. There was still up to 3 feet to walk over for nearly 2 miles. It was still a nice day but could be difficult or dangerous for those not ready to walk through snowfall. This type of weather is expected still early in the year for hiking.

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2 months ago

Great hike. Love that it intersects with other trails

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4 months ago

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7 months ago

Even on a rainy day this trail was so beautiful! Also, nice and quiet. Didn't see any other hikers till the end of our travels. Can't wait to go back again!