Trail of the Shadows Trail

EASY 28 reviews
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Trail of the Shadows Trail is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Longmire, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
0.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
62 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

wild flowers

From the Nisqually Entrance, 6 miles on highway 706 to Longmire. Parking lot is located behind the National Park Inn, trailhead is directly across the street from the inn

hiking
16 days ago

Great little trail. Hiked with Michael after long drive in car to get to the national park.

hiking
22 days ago

Super simple trail that is kid friendly. One of my favorite quick hikes.

1 month ago

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1 month ago

Easy and beautiful

hiking
1 month ago

Nice and easy walk. Lots of shade on a hot summer day.

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

A nice quick hike just across the road from the National Park Inn. To be honest, beauty is all around you in this park so if you like quick and easy give it a go. You won't be displeased.

hiking
3 months ago

It's a nice walk. It connects with other trails, providing more of a challenge

snowshoeing
7 months ago

We did the guided ranger tour. Very educational, very beautiful. Way too many loud kids. Very crowded.

hiking
7 months ago

This was our first hike when we got to the park...nice informational walk to stretch the legs.

10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

A leisurely, fun trail with kids! Lots of shade, not difficult at all... We enjoyed it!

hiking
Sunday, August 07, 2016

Informative hike that's good for a warm up.

Monday, May 16, 2016

very pretty trail lots to look at and some history on the trails area. just did the loop there was more to the hike but the up hill climb was too much for my kids. I think any family could do it.

hiking
Sunday, May 08, 2016

It's my second hike and it's worth the trip.

hiking
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

This was a short, easy, and educational trail located across the street from the National Park Inn. I walked this trail as a brisk morning warm-up while staying at the inn. The cabin and mineral bath are cool to explore along the way. I didn't see a lot of wildlife, but there are a ton of gnawed trees from the beavers.

hiking
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Fun, informative, and very easy hike down at Longmire. Cool log cabin built in 1888, as well as a ton of bubbling springs. Good hike for kids.

hiking
Saturday, October 17, 2015