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Rainier Home Contact Infomation Statistics Explained Map Information Scope Current Conditions

  • High point:5735
  • Low point:2807
  • Hiking season:July - Oct.
  • TotalElevation gain:3026
  • Total Elevation lost:100
  • Total distance(one way):3.5
  • Effective Distance:6.8
  • Total hiking time: 5 hours
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Profile Explained
From Longmire (6 miles east of the Nisqually Entrance) drive past the ranger station complex and use the suspension bridge to cross over the Nisqually River. Drive past the trailhead (on the left after the bridge) to park in front of the Community house. The trail starts with a fairly constant grade through virgin forest(323kb). However, with a 3,000 feet gain in 3.5 miles this hike takes some effort (partially in the final stretches where the trail is steep and exposed(393kb)). However, the hiker is rewarded with views of Mt. Rainier(505kb), St. Helens Adams(168kb), Tatoosh range and Paradise(662kb)

Map Discription Size (kb)
Small colored elevaton map 3
Topographic map with shadeing 193
Topographic map without shadeing 78
Shaded Basement Geologic Map

(Geologic key)

Air Photo 1,560
Stereo Map

To see this image you will need special glasses (which I will provide if you contact me before supplies run out)


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Gregg Petrie 2000