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“Easy trail for young and not as young (Review is for Trail of the Shadows)”
Review of Longmire Springs

Longmire Springs
Ranked #2 of 2 things to do in Longmire
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Owner description: Need to soothe those aching muscles? Then soak yourself in Longmire's mineral hot springs.
a city by a lake, WA
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177 reviews
83 attraction reviews
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“Easy trail for young and not as young (Review is for Trail of the Shadows)”
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 of rust. As we rounded the bend to the northern part of the trail, it became more forested which was welcomed during a hot day. We crossed a wooden bridge. Next we saw a huge boulder that of course all kids had to climb. Soon we were back in the sunshine and out past the meadow.

This trail was easy for my parents. The meadow is home to otters which would have been cool to see. I heard some different birds but didn't see them.

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Bellingham, Washington
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39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“What springs?”
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 educational.
The Hotel and old fadshioned gas station are interesting. They are historic landmarks because the architecture is the prototype after which all National Park Facility were modeled.
I agree that the Trail of the Shadows across the street is very cool and easily accessible old growth forest that contains some pretty impressive trees and is worth the little hike to check it out.
There is also a nice little gift shop that is there with some very limited basic groceries.

Visited July 2014
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Hillsborough & Villas NJ
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181 reviews
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“A Remnant of the Past”
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 not good to drink but in the days of old many health claims were made for spring water. The spring was so well built that it still looks today as it did 100 years ago. The water still flows up and out of the ground naturally as a reminder of different times. Not far from the springs can be seen an old cabin that provided minimalist accommodations for the vacationers of 100 years ago. It is well preserved so that visitors can appreciate what Longmire may have been like in its early years.

Visited June 2014
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Columbus, Ohio
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“Fun and Historically Enlightening”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

The interpretive trail here was very interesting, easy, and enjoyable. It explains a lot of the geologic and human history of the area, and boasts a really cool log cabin and hot spring.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Rachel P
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Boston
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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Relaxing walk through history”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Peaceful 30 minute walk through the woods to the site of an historical resort in the woods founded over 50 years ago. Good for all ages and abilities.

Visited July 2013
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