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Copper Mountain

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise
46.7973, -121.8276 Map & Directions
Elevation Gain
3868 feet
Highest Point
6280 feet
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Hiking Copper Mountain

From the relatively flat Kautz Creek Trail, head into Indian Henry's Hunting Ground. At the junction with the Wonderland Trail, turn south (onto the Wonderland) and hike for about a quarter or a mile and then head cross country to the northeast. Hike through open forest and huckleberry bushes as you make your way to the saddle between Iron and Copper Mountains.

Descend to the saddle and cross a steep grassy slope, cutting back to the right into trees. Look for a steep path that leads up to a flat area below the summit of Copper Mountain.
Copper Mountain

Map & Directions

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Co-ordinates: 46.7973, -121.8276 Open in Google Maps

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Getting There

From Tacoma, drive east on State Route 7 to Elbe, then veer left onto SR 706 to enter the park at the Nisqually Entrance near Ashford. Continue east toward Longmire. Park at the Kautz Creek parking area on the south side the road, just after crossing a bridge and culvert.

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Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise

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