Ohanapecosh Hot Springs Trail

Packwood, Washington

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Early tourists flocked to Ohanapecosh not because it was so spectacularly pretty, but because of the water. More specifically, because of the hot water burbling out of the ground. Today, the lounging pools along the river are gone, but hot water still seeps out of the rocks before merging into the icy-cold waters of the Ohanapecosh River. The trail takes off from the visitor center and wanders through the lush, moss-laden forests on the east bank of the Ohanapecosh River. The trail is well graded and easy to walk, even for kids with short legs and shorter attention spans. The route explores some wonderful forest environments, with a variety of plant life to examine.
Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park

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Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park

by Dan A. Nelson & Alan L. Bauer (The Mountaineers Books)

Early tourists flocked to Ohanapecosh not because it was so spectacularly pretty, but because of the water. More specifically, because of the hot water burbling out of the ground. Today, the lounging pools along the river are gone, but hot water still seeps out of the rocks before merging into the icy-cold waters of the Ohanapecosh River.

The trail takes off from the visitor center and wanders through the lush, moss-laden forests on the east bank of the Ohanapecosh River. The trail is well graded and easy to walk, even for kids with short legs and shorter attention spans. The route explores some wonderful forest environments, with a variety of plant life to examine.

©  Dan A. Nelson & Alan L. Bauer/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Packwood
Distance: 1
Elevation Gain: 50 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Season: May–Oct
Trailhead Elevation: 1,850 feet
Top Elevation: 1,900 feet
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Longmire Wilderness Information Center
Local Maps: Green Trails Mount Rainier East, No. 270
Driving Directions: Directions to Ohanapecosh Hot Springs Trail

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Apr 2018