Tahoma Creek Suspension Bridge

MODERATE 11 reviews
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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 offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1450 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 Trail no longer maintained, but still hikable.

2 days ago

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

3 days ago

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

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4 days 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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13 days 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!

8 months ago

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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