Twin Firs Loop Trail

Ashford, Washington 98304

Twin Firs Loop Trail

Twin Firs Loop Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This short loop takes you through an old-growth, low-elevation forest. Along the trail you will see a variety of flora such as vine maple, skunk cabbage, giant ferns, mossy logs, Douglas fir, western hemlock, and western red cedar, as well as numerous squirrels darting across the trail.

At the trailhead, take the time to read a wonderful exhibit describing the flora of low-elevation forests. Through pictures and written description, the exhibit recommends ways to differentiate between the Douglas fir, western hemlock, and western red cedar. The trail weaves around majestic trees, some fallen and some standing tall. You will see mossy logs and big ferns lining both sides of the trail. Less than halfway into your hike, a log takes you across a small creek to where the trail becomes steeper. You will cross this gurgling creek again just before you return to the Longmire-Paradise road, directly west of where you begin your hike."

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Trail Information

Ashford
Nearby City
0.4
Distance
550 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
20 minutes
Duration
May through October
Season
2,250 feet
Trailhead Elevation
2,800 feet
Top Elevation
Longmire Wilderness Information Center
Local Contacts
USGS: Mount Wow; Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park; Astronaut's Vista: Mount Rainier National Park, Washington; Earthwalk Press Hiking Map & Guide
Local Maps

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Jul 2018