Twin Firs Loop Trail

Ashford, Washington

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Massive old trees, both standing and dead, are the key features of this interpretive loop hike. The ancient forest stands as a living cathedral, while the fallen old trees have become givers of new life. The large old logs on the ground that serve as nurseries to new trees are known as nurse logs. The trail weaves through this lush ecosystem, offering a cool walk on a hot summer day, with plenty of opportunities not only to exercise the kids but to give them a few lessons in forest ecosystems along the way.
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)

Massive old trees, both standing and dead, are the key features of this interpretive loop hike. The ancient forest stands as a living cathedral, while the fallen old trees have become givers of new life.

The large old logs on the ground that serve as nurseries to new trees are known as nurse logs. The trail weaves through this lush ecosystem, offering a cool walk on a hot summer day, with plenty of opportunities not only to exercise the kids but to give them a few lessons in forest ecosystems along the way.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Ashford
Distance: 0.5
Elevation Gain: 50 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Season: May–Oct
Trailhead Elevation: 2,550 feet
Top Elevation: 2,550 feet
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Longmire Wilderness Information Center
Local Maps: Green Trails Mount Rainier West, No. 269 and Green Trails Randle, No. 301
Driving Directions: Directions to Twin Firs Loop Trail

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