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Tahoma Creek Suspension Bridge is a 6.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Longmire, Washington that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is best used from April until October.

Length 6.3 mi Elevation gain 1,450 ft Route type Out & Back

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Running

Forest

River

Views

Over grown

No dogs

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As of June 2020, it is reported that this trail is closed and is unmaintained. Please check with the park before visiting. This unmaintained trail leaves from Westside Road to a suspension bridge over Tahoma Creek.

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Reviews (54)
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Recordings (54)
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Jaclyn Dawson
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HikingOff trailRockyWashed out
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Ben Fleming
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HikingClosedScrambleWashed out

Hadn’t done this trail before. It turns out the trail is closed since last year due to concerns from flood danger. There’s a sign for it at the Tahoma cr Intersection. There are several washouts, one which requires hiking in the creek bed for about 1/4 mile, another with a temporary trail upslope, and another which requires about 100yd of off-trail travel through brush and blow-down. We met a ranger on our return trip who was doing a recon hike to see if the trail could be reopened.

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Gregory Booth
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Hiking

06/20/2020 The trail gets hard to find in a few places. Once you leave the forest and see the creek follow it towards the left up and you’ll see a cairn that’s leads back in to the forest to the trail. We used the AllTrails app to help us find the trail.

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Brie Akers
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Hiking

Tried to go got about 4.5 miles from the start of the trail and the gate to the park is closed. So if you want a nice long hike you can walk around the closed gate but we didn’t have enough time to go. Will definitely be coming back though.

melissa schmidt
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HikingClosedOff trailRocky

trail is out.

Matt Bristow
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HikingBlowdownClosedWashed out
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Frank Gonzales
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HikingRockyScramble
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Will Hitchcock
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Hiking

a few spots with high steps up or down on soft edges on sheer drops but the views and sounds of the water and the suspension bridge make it worth it.

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Graham Snowden
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Great hike / trail run with some short more difficult sections. For those who have difficulty finding the trail (starting from Westside Rd) go up the FSR about 2km and the trail goes off to the right as the FSR turns from right to left to go up. There’s a storm sewer inline with the trail. Go right. After this to find the trail navigate your way through the trees and small sections of the river until you get out into the rocky river bed. From here, look for the trail on the left. The trail follows the left river bank (above it) the entire way. There’s an early section that goes up & down the embankment that is steep & somewhat technical but only because of erosion. Once through that first section it is pretty easy going the rest of the way. There’s one other section that has been eroded. I recommend doing this hike earlier in the season while snow is at higher elevations. An experienced trail runner can run 70% - 85% of this trail so if you’re looking for another way to connect to the Wonderland Trail this is a good option. There are great views the entire way and the suspension bridge is definitely worth it.

Calvin Wheeler
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On the far side of this trail is a sign that reads “trail not maintained, use not recommend”. Well, they aren’t kidding about no maintenance! However, I have not been on at trail that offered exhilarating, breathtaking, adventurous times while also serving up healthy portions of terrifying, heart pounding, and danger all at once! You definitely need to be prepared for this one. The trail can be very hard to follow at times, and even slightly ridiculous! You begin to feel like a goat climbing the sides of mountains! Having said that, it was overall awesome. I went on a rainy June morning and it was snowing up at the suspension bridge. Lots of fun, serious work out, I think I’d be game again!

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Emma Carey
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Hiking

Due to the time of year, it’s extremely easy to miss the trail. When we did find it, it was not maintained and there were no markers. We tried following the trail but it was completely washed out. I’d like to try again later in the summer season.

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christy hill
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Hiking

did this hike the end of May. some snow and the log bridge across the river was not completed either hand rail yet. we took our chances by crossing on our butts. there were only 4 or 5 other people that crossed the log to get to the suspension bridge. this makes my 4th time. it is a beautiful hike once you get off the bikes at ipsuit campground.

Martin Buckley
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HikingClosedWashed out

Looked at a late summer hike for this one - and unless you're ready for some hacking and fording the glacial melt in the creek - I'd advise a different route in. Looks like the Wonderland trail is the only sensible access to the bridge. The trail is completely washed out above the Westside road - and NPS now strongly advise not to try. https://www.nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/trails-and-backcountry-camp-conditions.htm

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