Alta Vista Loop Trail

Ashford, Washington

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This little loop explores some of the most spectacular wildflower fields on the continent. These glorious meadows of flowers are lined with trails, most of which are paved—at least along their lower reaches. This is an unfortunate but necessary fact. These high-altitude meadows are so fragile, and so popular, that the hardened trail surfaces are needed to prevent the fields from being loved to death.
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)

This little loop explores some of the most spectacular wildflower fields on the continent. These glorious meadows of flowers are lined with trails, most of which are paved—at least along their lower reaches.

This is an unfortunate but necessary fact. These high-altitude meadows are so fragile, and so popular, that the hardened trail surfaces are needed to prevent the fields from being loved to death.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Ashford
Distance: 1.5
Elevation Gain: 540 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Season: July–Oct
Trailhead Elevation: 5,400 feet
Top Elevation: 5,940 feet
Local Contacts: Longmire Wilderness Information Center
Local Maps: Green Trails Paradise, No. 270S
Driving Directions: Directions to Alta Vista Loop Trail

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Apr 2018