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Iron Mountain

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise
46.7973, -121.8276 Map & Directions
Photo by John W. Porter.
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Hiking Iron 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

Iron Mountain can be reached by following the ridge or sidehilling just to the right of it. A small trail marks the best way up, featuring some moderately steep grass, a few scrub trees, nothing more challenging at than class 2 to the plateau summit area.
Iron Mountain

Map & Directions

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

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National Park Pass

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

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

Mount Rainier National Park

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