Rampart Ridge Loop - Trail of Shadows, Photo Gallery, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

Rampart Ridge Loop - Trail of Shadows

Mount Rainier National Park

The Rampart Ridge Loop leads hikers from the Longmire Visitor Center up and over "The Ramparts" - a series of jagged rock formations borne from ancient Rainier lava flows. Views from atop Rampart Ridge are excellent. On a clear day, one can easily see Mount Rainier, Iron Mountain and Kautz Creek as well as Eagle Peak, the Longmire area and the Nysqually River Valley. The Rampart Ridge Loop is accessed across the street from the National Park Inn at Longmire and travels .6 miles counter-clockwise on the Trail of Shadows before splitting west (right) and starting the steep ascent up the ridge.

Related Trails: Trail of Shadows
Rampart Ridge - Wonderland Trail Loop

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