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Address: Longmire, Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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Need to soothe those aching muscles? Then soak yourself in Longmire's...

Need to soothe those aching muscles? Then soak yourself in Longmire's mineral hot springs.

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Historical self-led interpretive trail

This trail is an easy trail that gives a historical overview of the springs, natural environment, and development of the area around the National Park Inn. It is an interpretive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
MBandMB
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Yorkville, Illinois
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Yorkville, Illinois
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This trail is an easy trail that gives a historical overview of the springs, natural environment, and development of the area around the National Park Inn. It is an interpretive trail wich has signs and descriptions of how the Longmire family settled the area at the foot of Mt. Rainier. The trail is good for families with small children, elderly,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

We were staying nearby at the National Park Inn and decided to mix a cocktail and take the half mile loop at dusk. A wonderful after dinner stroll, the light was GREAT. Those travelling through the park, PARK, see the Museum, walk the loop, drive over the wooden bridge to the Community Building, continue onto Paradise Lodge.

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Altoona, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

It was a bit unusual to have a cold water mineral spring on a active volcano, but it was what brought the Longmire family to the mountain years ago.

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1 Thank Teale57
Haslet, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

While the stronger and more adventurous of our group hiked up into the mountains, the younger and less adventurous enjoyed this hike near Longmire. It is easily accessible for all ages and provides many opportunities for learning about the history and wildlife of the area. It can be easily completed in less than an hour.

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Yelm, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

This is the trail and spring system across from the Longmire lodge. The trail is an easy walk surrounded by great nature. It is a great stop on the way up to Paradise.

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Seattle
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

In mid-March the Springs were full of cold, rather slimy water. They were interesting because of the history of the area that is explained and pictured on nearby signs along the walk, but I don't think they are usable. The warmer springs in the meadow appear to more like warm puddles or swampy areas. Sorry...but that's my assessment.

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Thank 411Shirley
Issaquah, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

This is primarily a nature walk that even children can handle. The hot springs are almost all grown over. Years ago, it was a place people came for therapeutic reasons. Dogs are not allowed on trails so they will have to be left in your car.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We almost skipped this. Glad we didn't. Take the Trail of the Shadows to find the spot where the hot springs once were. Nearby you will see a cabin built by Longmire's son Elcaine Longmire in 1888. Be sure to open the cabin door if it is closed and take a peek inside.

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Berlin, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

The trail of shadows was a nice cool-down hike that tells the story of the Longmire family. Very interesting!

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Port Orchard, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

If your staying or passing through Longmire, the beaver creek trail right across from the Longmire lodge is worth stopping. You will likely see some deer and many birds. The spring is on the loop trail and always seems to be flowing.

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