Klapatche Park

Longmire, Washington 98397

Klapatche Park

Klapatche Park Professional Guide

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"While Indian Bar and Summerland are often cited as the most beautiful places in Mount Rainier National Park, they are also among the most crowded. It’s a different story on the west side. Here you won’t fi nd any day hikers, and overnighters are limited. Bear, mountain goats, and deer freely frolic in this high parkland’s meadows. Refl ections at sunset of Mount Rainier in Aurora Lake rival those of Glacier Peak’s Image Lake. And the campsite? Legendary guidebook author Harvey Manning called it the most beautiful on the entire Wonderland Trail. I concur!"

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Hiking Mount Rainier National Park - 4th Edition (Falcon Guides)
Heidi Radlinski and Mary Skjelset
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"A strenuous but worthwhile climb, the Klapatche Park hike has a variety of scenic offerings: old-growth forest framed by lava rock formations along the Westside Road, the tranquil waters of Aurora and St. Andrew’s Lakes, and the delicate subalpine meadows of St. Andrews and Klapatche Parks. Although bikes are not allowed on the park’s backcountry trails, the closed portion of Westside Road has become a popular bike route. You may opt to bicycle to either the Round Pass or St. Andrews trailhead. The park has installed bike racks at the Lake George trailhead, located just before the Round Pass trailhead, for your convenience. Consider taking a side trip to Emerald Ridge to get a close-up view of the South Tahoma Glacier." Read more

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Trail Information

Longmire
Nearby City
21.4
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
mid-Jul–Oct
Season
Camping
Additional Use
Waterfalls
Features
Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland Trail No. 269S
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