Van Trump Park

A moderate 6 mile hike with 2,150 feet of elevation gain. At the fork near the end, choose to head to Van Trump Park or Mildred Point. This is often done as a snowshoe or winter scramble in the winter months as an alternative to the more well-traveled Muir Snowfield.

Getting there

From SR 7 in Elbe, turn east onto SR 706, both known as the National Park Highway. Continue through the Nisqually Entrance of Mount Rainier National Park. Be prepared to pay the fee just after entering the park. Drive 6.5 miles to Longmire (2,750 ft).

In winter, ALL drivers in the park are required to carry snow chains or equivalent traction devices—this includes those with a 4-wheel or  all-wheel drive vehicle. Those without a 4-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicle may be required to install them at Longmire or beyond.

on the trail

From Longmire, hike the Wonderland Trail 1.8 miles and continue straight (the right fork) on the Van Trump Park Trail. Hike 2.6 miles to a junction. The left fork goes to Mildred Point (5,935 ft) in 0.5 miles and the right fork goes to Van Trump Park (5,600 ft) in 0.8 miles. On the return considering taking the Rampart Ridge Trail at the junction with the Wonderland Trail to make a loop.

  • Difficulty: Moderate, Winter Scramble
  • Length: 6.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,150 ft
  • 5,850 ft
  • Land Manager: Mount Rainier National Park
  • Parking Permit Required: National Park Entrance Fee
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269S
  • Green Trails Mt Rainier West No. 269
  • USGS Mt Rainier West

Upcoming Activities

Day Hike - Van Trump Park

Day Hiking Trip
***I will respond to all inquiries on October 1st***
Difficulty: Moderate
Sat, Oct 6, 2018
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
9 participants 0 leaders
Registration closes Oct 4
Olympia Branch

Winter Scramble - Mildred Point

Scrambling Trip
Winter scramble of Mildred Point from Longmire.
Difficulty: Moderate, Winter Scramble
Sat, Dec 15, 2018
6 participants 0 leaders
Registration opens Nov 1
Seattle Branch
Trip Reports

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  • Van Trump Park & Mildred Point
  • Mildred Point
  • Van Trump Park & Rampart Ridge Loop
  • Longmire to Van Trump Creek
  • Wilson Cleaver Loop

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