Indian Henry’s Hunting Ground via Longmire

  • Wildflowers near Longmire.

Hiking

Dogs No

13 (miles)

 Strenuous

Out & Back

~2400 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Washington

Mount Rainier

Indian Henry's Hunting Ground via Longmire is a tough day hike or backpacking trip in Mount Rainier National Park that passes through breathtaking scenery. Backcountry camping is available at the Devil's Dream, Pyramid Creek sites. The park says "kautz Creek is a popular lunch break by travelers, as is Pyramid Creek (just past the Pyramid Creek Camp). From Pyramid Creek to Devil's Dream the trail is mainly in old growth forest. Just before Devil's Dream Camp a stream has carved a deep narrow canyon. This stream is commonly used as a water source for hikers and campers. Shortly after passing Devil's Dream Camp the trail reaches the beautiful Squaw Lake area with small meadows and partial views of Iron Mountain. From there the trail passes several small streams and meadows and soon reaches the large meadows of Indian Henry's Hunting Ground. About ¼ mile beyond the ranger cabin is the trail to Mirror Lake (0.7 mile) and the base of Pyramid Peak. From Indian Henry's, the Wonderland Trail descends to Tahoma Creek and the suspension bridge leading to Emerald Ridge and South Puyallup River Camp. Indian Henry's is noted for its magnificent displays of flowers which begin typically in mid-July and extend into late August. In September and October these meadows also have impressive fall colors." Mount Rainier has plenty of camping available. Cougar Rock Campground is located in the southwest section of the park, Ohanapecosh Campground is in the southeast, White River is in the northeast section and Mowich Lake is a small tent only campground in the northwest section of Mount Rainier.

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Entrance, Camping and Backcountry Fees
Contact: Mount Rainier National Park 55210 238th Ave East Ashford, WA 98304

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