Trail of the Shadows (MRNP)

  • Woodpecker along the Trail of the Shadows in Mount Rainier National Park.
  • Woodpecker along the Trail of the Shadows in Mount Rainier National Park.
  • Lupine along the Trail of the Shadows in Mount Rainier National Park.

Hiking

Dogs No

0.7 (miles)

 Very Easy

Loop

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Washington

Mount Rainier

Trail of the Shadows is a very easy hike in Mount Rainier National Park. This trail is perfect for those hiking with small children or the elderly. This hike starts at the National Park Inn at Longmire. The park says "human and natural history come together in the forest and meadows of Longmire. You'll see a replica of an early homestead cabin and discover the plants and animals that call this area their home." 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.

Red Tape

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

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