Backcountry Trail Run - Van Trump Park & Rampart Ridge Loop


Backcountry Trail Run - Van Trump Park & Rampart Ridge Loop

One of the most gorgeous trail runs in Mt. Rainier National Park. Long steady climb for great views.

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  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,800 ft
  • Pace: 3-6 mph

Meet at Longmire in the parking lot near the inn and general store at 7:30am, ready to go by 7:45am. There is a bathroom available here.

Please review the Mountaineers code of conduct for COVID-19 safety precautions and expectations for our group. This trip may be adjusted or canceled depending on public health guidelines and current county status.

Our route is a lollipop from Longmire: we begin by taking the Wonderland Trail, then head to Mildred Point. On the return trip we'll descend the Rampart Ridge trail to return to Longmire a slightly different, less steep way.

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Map\Gaia route:


Van Trump Park

  • Green Trails Mt Rainier West No. 269

    USGS Mt Rainier West

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Sturdy running shoes
  • pack to carry your gear, water, snacks
  • Please check the Mountaineers COVID-19 guidelines: you may need to bring a face covering like a buff and hand sanitizer
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