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    Rampart Ridge Trail

    Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
    Distance2.8mi
    Elevation Gain1,742ft
    Trailhead Elevation3,894ft
    Top4,093ft
    Elevation Min/Max2729/4093ft
    Elevation Start/End3894/3894ft

    Rampart Ridge Trail

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    Tacoma, WA
    Pathfinder | 105 pts
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    1/9/2011
    My son Kevin and I snowshoed this trail on a cold day with intermittent snow showers. We left Longmire and started to the left on the trail os shadows and we are happy we did.

    I think the trail would have much more difficult had we started along the Wonderland Trail. We might try that next time though.
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    Santa Rosa, CA
    Adventurer | 351 pts
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    2/13/2010
    This is a great hike, there are lots of fir trees. I saw very few birds and animals, it is a gorgeous area. The lookout is amazing, Eagle Rock looks incredible! The hike isn't very hard, a little elevation gain but anyone could do it. I did it in February and there was very little snow, it was nice.
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    Olympia, WA
    Explorer | 45 pts
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    5/31/2009
    As a beginner, I hiked Rampart Ridge from the Trail of Shadows junction and I found it a nice challenge. There was a great deal of Vine Maple (Acer circinatum) growing all over the slope on the way up. I was surprised to find the best view from this trail to be about .5 miles passed the official viewpoint. There was still packed ice and snow along the ridge which presented some challenges but it was a good workout for me.
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    Wapato, WA
    Pathfinder | 150 pts
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    7/27/2008
    Hiked with my wife last weekend and had a wonderful time. It's a nice workout, but nothing over the top. The view from the the ridge was breathtaking.
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    Puyallup, WA
    Adventurer | 203 pts
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    6/15/2002
    We hit the trail by 7:30 am. It was a agressive steady climb toward the ridge. The altimeter indicated 2460 feet at the trail head. The ridge comes in at about 3780 feet. The trail was clear and in excellent condition. However, once we headed down the north and easterly exposures of the ridge we encountered about 3-4 feet of snow on the trail. It was deepest at the gaps in the tree cover. The going was still easy and we made good time. While at the top we were able to take in some great vistas and made the trip a great one. Once intersected the Wonderland we made a more agressive descent. We worked our way over the snow to about 3460 feet and the snow just disappeared. It was a moderate level of difficulty and a great way to begin the hiking season. Enjoy!!
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    Mount Rainier National Park
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