Twin Firs Loop Trail

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Twin Firs Loop Trail is a 0.4 mile loop trail located near Paradise Inn, Washington that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from May until October.

0.4 miles
95 feet

kid friendly




no dogs

From the Nisqually Entrance, 4 miles on highway 706 to pullout and trailhead on left side of the road

11 days ago

This parking lot always seems to have space, but the trailhead is a bit confusing - go straight to start the loop. To the right is an unmarked spur trail that goes to a huge downed tree. This is a nice short hike if you’re arriving at the park at the end of the day or want to do one last thing before you leave. Even though it’s short, don’t forget to apply bug repellent in summer, or you’ll get bit like I did.

2 months ago

This is a short, but charming loop hike. best with small children, as it would offer high interest for them. It's also a nice add on at the end of the day for the rest of us, my daughter calls them desert hikes

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Fun hike through the woods for all skill levels.

Monday, January 02, 2017

Short hike but a MUST DO!

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Short, but oh so sweet.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

The Twin Firs Loop Trail is a great introduction to the old growth forest of Mount Ranier National Park. The trail is well-maintained, short, and mostly level, and the park service has installed handrails and footbridges in the more difficult to negotiate spots (due to the amount of precipitation that falls on Mt. Ranier, the trail is very wet in spots).

The main attraction of the trail is the giant Western Hemlock and Red Cedar trees. If you're from the eastern U.S. like me, you've never seen such trees! In some spots on the trail, you can tell that you are walking on top of centuries worth of fallen needles, and it helps to impress on you just how long the trees have been standing.

This is also a somewhat overlooked trail since it's right inside the Nisqually entrance and miles before the first visitor center, so it's a great opportunity for a quiet hike. We were the only hikers on the trail when we hiked it.

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

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Saturday, October 17, 2015