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Rampart Ridge

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.8 (13)

This steep trail passes through forests and offers ridgetop vistas.


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Map Key

5.2

Miles

8.4

KM

Point to Point

5,340' 1,628 m

High

2,761' 841 m

Low

2,783' 848 m

Up

204' 62 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

46%

Max Grade (25°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Family Friendly A longer and steeper hike that will reward your family with beautiful ridgetop views.

Description

Follow the Trail of the Shadows, located across the road from the National Park Inn at Longmire, to the trail junction. From Longmire, Rampart immediately ascends quite steeply to the ridge along some rooted switchbacks.

Generally looped in combination with Wonderland Trail, Rampart Ridge does continue northwest all the way to Comet Falls Trail, gradually ascending as it goes.

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Shared By:

Tom Robson

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 13 votes

#3

in Longmire

#9160

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Trail Rankings

#3

in Longmire

#447

in Washington

#9,160

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Rampart Ridge Trail
Mar 26, 2018 near Eatonville, WA
The forest briefly opens up as you start descending the far side of Rampart Ridge, giving you a great view of Mt. Rainier when it's clear out.
Jun 19, 2017 near Eatonville, WA
Just as you crest the ridge, a well-marked viewpoint provides beautiful views of the Nisqually River.
Jun 19, 2017 near Eatonville, WA
The switchbacks on the way up Rampart Ridge are a wonderfully consistent grade and surrounded by a gorgeous forest.
Jun 22, 2017 near Eatonville, WA
Mildred Point trail junction (Photo by Brewbooks)
Jul 23, 2015 near Eatonville, WA

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Jan 18, 2021
Brittany Westerman
Stopped at a snow 4mi — 3h 40m
Nov 16, 2020
Martina Valenzuela
Aug 16, 2020
Forrest Key
5h 00m
Jul 6, 2020
Gabriel Gottfredsen
First section of Rampart Ridge and then return to Longmire via Wonderland Trail. Some amazing views of Mount Rainier. Trail starts from the Trail o… 4.9mi — 2h 27m
Jul 6, 2020
Katie Jajtner
up Rampart ridge to Wonderland trail return to Longmire 5mi
Jul 5, 2020
Chad Foster
Oct 12, 2019
Samo Beroe
16h 00m
Jul 1, 2019
Cassie Phillips
M&M hike, beauriful day, nice hike. Did loop. 7mi