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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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Longmire Springs

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Skipper3436
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Issaquah, Washington
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Issaquah, Washington
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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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Thank Mary H
Berlin, Connecticut
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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Thank desertswim
Port Orchard, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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Thank Wanderer0213
Belmont, CA
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180 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The park service has created an enjoyable short interpretive walk to explore the mineral springs area that was originally developed as a health spa and tourist attraction. This can also be the start of the moderately strenuous "Ramparts" climb through old growth forest to stunning views of Mt. Rainier and the ridges to the south. The return to Longmire is... More 

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1 Thank Northcoast_Flyer
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

While there were historically (1890) hot springs, sulphur springs etc here and a spa resort with lots of cabins and a hotel, today there is merely one ancient cabin and the remains of a spring bubbling with carbon dioxide and another bubbling with sulphurous water. All in all it seemed a shame to return it to nature (which the US... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Loved this place! It was an easy, little trail with cool sights! The air smelled funny, but it was awesome! The water bubbled, the trees were pretty, and they remains of the spring were cool. The walk was a great experience and I would recommend it to anyone!

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1 Thank W0lfTravler
a city by a lake, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

The remnants of the Longmire Springs are located along the Trail of the Shadows. This trail is located across the main road from the Longmire Museum and National Park Inn. Unlike the hot springs at Ohanapecosh, these springs were cool. This is a self-guided interpretive trail. We traveled counter-clockwise and saw another spring near a building, this time the color... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

When we inquired about Springs, one ranger told us that they were small and recently had high levels of carbon dioxide. So much so that small critters aroudn it had been overcome by gas. Still we saought it out and when we asked in Longmeyer we were told there were none. The museum is a 30min free attraction that is... More 

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Thank Radvany
Hillsborough & Villas NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

On the hiking train across the street from the National Park Inn at Mt Rainier, can be found a few traces of the early years of the resort town of Longmire, An old hotel once sat near the mineral springs and the springs still looks to be structurally sound. The water flowing there is full of iron oxide and probably... More 

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