Tahoma Creek Suspension Bridge

MODERATE 25 reviews
#63 of 118 trails in

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 offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,450 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

over grown

no dogs

Out and back hike from Westside Road to a suspension bridge over Tahoma Creek in Mount Rainier National Park. Trail no longer maintained, but still hikable.

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28 days ago

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.

6 months ago

We took to the high country instead of following the riverbed. A bit difficult in a few areas but doable. Loved the suspension bridge!!

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7 months ago

I think Andreas review below nailed most of the must knows for this hike! There definitely is a suspension bridge out there for those that are saying it’s not there! Quiet trail, some families. A few fairly steep hairy parts and a few spots where you just kind of have to keep going and hope a trail starts again. The in and out of the river bed at the start was different but we crossed the river once on the big tree, then again on a smaller one and headed toward the forest where someone left a decent size orange cone marking the trail. If the cone is gone the only way of knowing the trail starts there is a faded marker hanging in the tree. You can’t see the start of the trail over the rocks! Bring a picnic and camera!

7 months ago

Posted about my hike to the Facebook group 'Washington Hikers & Climbers' a couple days ago.

7 months ago

Trail does not lead to a suspension bridge. Or anything close to resembling one.

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7 months ago

Fun little hiking adventure today with just a little “off-roading” due to the trail not being maintained. This app kept us on track but a couple groups of people who we passed along the way either didn’t find the bridge or wasn’t able to cross the river and claimed part of the trail had washed out. We made it though! So, for the specifics...The first part of the trail is gravel road and got a little warm in the direct sun but easy trekking. The trail then goes into the forest and along a riverbed. You follow the river for a little ways and have to end up crossing it in a couple spots (it’s unclear where to cross - up to you, although there is a helpful log or two). The trail is a little unclear in the riverbed area, but as another review below, mentions, watch for the markers in the trees and/or the stacked rocks to see the forest re-entry points. The rest of the trail is mostly straight forward. The bridge at the end is better than expected! Super high up! Glorious view of the mountain on the far point of the bridge. On the way back, we tried to avoid the river (my sister’s feet weren’t loving the rocks), and instead, forged our own trail a bit (I think the original trail was not supposed to go in the river bed....but the trail washed out in a small part so it got rerouted through the river). That was a little hairy forging our way. Just recommend coming back the way you came! Enjoy!

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8 months ago

7.64 mile hike round trip! Mother’s Day Hike! Loved it!!! I would say moderate to hard- only hard because the trail is not maintained! Adventurous! Fun! Loved the rushing water!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Once you park at the gate you hike on the road until you hit the true trail head on the right. From there the trail heads into the trees and you will see the trail not maintained metal sign. THe trail quickly opens to the river bed. You spend about 80 yards In the river bed going over boulders. Keep an eye out to the left for orange tape marking the trail which is to your left in the trees. Don't stay in the riverbed like I did for the next 1.5 miles it's an ass kicker although the scenery is beautiful.

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