Explore the most popular wildlife trails near Longmire with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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This is a great hike with a huge reward at the top. Well worth the trek up. It is rated Hard... I would say medium/intermediate. I am not gonna lie, last bit is a little hard. Mosquitoes a plenty

The views were absolutely amazing and definitely an accomplishment when you reach the top. I am glad to have hiked this trail.

I agree with Cade, trail was not hard but the last 1/4 mile or so was steep but easy with the built in steps (I’m 62 btw). Hiked on July 3, 2018 and a few snow patches remaining but easy to see the trail. Marmots and views rocked! A really great gradual uphill trail otherwise. I highly recommend! Poles not really needed.

Cool trail, wouldn't rate it as hard, maybe a high moderate. Our group got on the trail around 10:30 and got back just after 3 with a huge break at the top. Saw a deer with her fawn and some marmots near the top, pretty decent trail.

Great hike! Very steep incline in the beginning. You will hit the view point and see a glimpse of rainier on your left. I recommend to continue hiking and go past the viewpoint and you will get a good view of mount Rainier.

Well maintained trail with great views of Mount Rainier (and from an unusual angle). Most of the hike is entirely within forest, which was really calming at 8 am. The hike isn't anything special, but I'm rating it highly because you get some elevation, some peace and quiet, and a nice view all within 3 hours or so. There were a TON of bugs at the Wonderland Trail junction, however. I used bug spray multiple times and I still got bitten twice. No snow.

hiking
23 days ago

This was a very serene hike, even if a lot of work to do the initial climb. The trees are impressive to look at. At the top there are a couple of good views of Mt. Rainier, but most of the hike is through the woods.

Nice hike. Parking lot fills up fast on Saturday so get there early. Small parking lot by trailhead so I would suggest parking by the museum parking lot and hike to the trailhead. 5 min walk. Still snow up on the top. Trailhead starts by the Nisqually Suspension bridge.

hiking
30 days ago

I’ve hiked this twice. It begins off the trail of the shadows at Longmire and starts off with A LOT of switchbacks. I enjoyed the hike a lot more once we reached the top and worked our way down. A pole is going to make the way down a bit easier on the knees. (There are rather large steps down). Great view of the mountain and of Longmire area. Found some blueberry bushes too!

Beautiful hike. No snow.

06.17.2018 - I hated this trail. It was so boring. We started by the Wonderland Trail side and ended the loop in the Longmire side. I’ve hiked a few trails in the past couple of weeks and this was by far my least favorite and one I won’t hike again. I’m giving it two stars because the viewpoint of the mountain was really nice but to me not worth the hike. Bring some mosquito repellant and long sleeves, maybe even a mosquito head net. The mosquitos on the Wonderland side of the trail were unreal and were feasting on us. They were biting through my leggings even with mosquito repellent! I ended up wearing my sweatshirt even though it was really hot because I was getting bitten so bad.

hiking
1 month ago

It was cloudy but, still had the opportunity to enjoy its

Went on a foggy day, so no great views. Honestly kind of a boring hike. Took 2.5 hours or so. Trail was exceptionally well maintained.

Just did this hike two days ago - June 4 2018. Well maintained trail, easy hike with a somewhat steep climb at the beginning. No poles needed, steep 2 miles up to great views of Mt. Rainier especially on a clear day! Only one other hiker heading down while we were on the trail. We had views of Mt. Rainier all to ourselves! Once past the viewpoints, it’s an easy, fairly quick hike back down to Longmire via Wonderland trail.

We hiked up Eagle Peak today. It was snow covered starting around 3 miles up. We ended up hiking up a total of 3.4 miles because the snow was heavy at the top and clouds were rolling in so we didn’t make it all the way to the summit. We ran into a black tailed dear on the way up and she kept grazing as we were standing within about 10 feet of her. She slowly walked off the trail as we attempted to pass her. She remained very calm as we watched her for about 10 minutes. It certainly made the trip worthwhile. Thank you Mother Nature!

The majority of the trails are still closed at Mt. Rainier; however,the Nisqually entrance was open yesterday with little traffic at 10:00 am. I drove the extra six miles to Longmire and hiked this trail on a whim with basic hiking shoes and no poles. There was about six inches of snow in a small area and very easy to navigate around. The view at the summit is worth the gradual steep hike.

Awesome hike with amazing views!! No snow on the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Was a nice hike today, beautiful views on top even though its a little bit cloudy and foggy. A lot of snow still near the top.

Great hike. You'l find a stunning view of Mt Rainier 0.1 miles from the marked viewpoint.

Hiked this trail Memorial Weekend 2018. No snow or ice on trail. It was a beautiful clear day. We saw hummingbirds and a chipmunk. No marmot. Would hike again!

NO SNOW. Hiked this trail 5/26/18 and there is no more snow on the trail. Unfortunately it was foggy and you could only see about 50yds from any of the great viewpoints. The beginning of the hike coming from the left side is 1000ft/mile altitude change. Good hike!

on Lake George Trail

hiking
1 month ago

The initial 3.5 miles to round pass is underwhelming to say the least. Although, there were some nice views of the river and Mt Rainier about a mile in. Also, the amphitheater was neat to see. Otherwise just an old road path that’s been shut down to auto traffic. The additional 1 mile (0.9) to Lake George from Round Pass is where the real “hiking” began. I wouldn’t categorize this mile and elevation gain as “easy” but moderate. We hiked it the day before Memorial Day and we lost the trail about a quarter mile from the lake due to snow. We actually had to use our GPS on our phone to just wander in the right direction and hope we didn’t fall through the snow. We found it eventually and it was frozen over but still absolutely stunning. The walk back down the road was tedious and a bit boring so we jogged part of it. Lake George was this hikes redeeming grace and why it gets 4 stars.
This hike is good for older children or wearing smaller children in carriers, but be prepared to carry them 9 miles round trip if they don’t walk at all.

Great trail with some challenging up and downhill on both ends. Still a lot of snow up top but packed and easily trekked. Listen for water running along the trail to find small cut offs for some great views.

Great trail! Nice and steady climb, still some snow as you get higher in elevation. I recommend microspikes.

Snowy the whole way, which made it a challenging uphill climb but the views along the back ridgeway in the tree clearing were amazing of my rainier (not a marked viewpoint) then took the tail end of wonderland trail back to the road. The down trek in the snow was so fun and much easier than the way up, we ran most of the way down. We wore micro spikes to help with traction, which I would recommend for icy/snowy conditions

A beautiful hike with great views and a nice climb.

Beautiful day, weather held out perfectly for the hike. Trail is well maintained and easy to navigate still, not much snow on the ground.

Used just my waterproof boots & poles but would recommend small traction devices for the way down. a dusting to 3 inches tops on the trail. Cloudy day so no view of Rainier but it's a gorgeous trail through the forest with waterfalls and little bridges. Followed 3 deer for a bit too! Great day out and a perfect length trail.

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