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Mount Ararat

Mount Rainier Area


Mount Rainier Area -- SW - Longmire/Paradise
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12.5 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 4000 ft.
Highest Point: 6010 ft.


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Trail starts at the Kautz Creek parking area. Cross the street and walk a flat trail (old road?) for a mile before the trail crosses the braided Kautz Creek and then heads into the deep woods on the other side and heads up (1.1mi, 2610'). It's about 3.5 miles and 2450' gain from the creek crossing to the first viewpoint (4.6mi, 5060').

Continue on the Kautz Creek trail until nearly due east of Mt Ararat where the slop is more more gentle (no cliffs) and then head up to the broad summit are with fine in your face views of Mt Rainier.

Mount Ararat

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 46.7362, -121.8560 Open map in new window


Mount Rainier Area -- SW - Longmire/Paradise

Mount Rainier National Park

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50 Hikes in Mt Rainier NP

Mount Ararat USGS Mount Rainier West Quad


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Getting There

From Ashford drive west on 706. Cross into the National Park and continue on Paradise Rd E parking at the large TH parking area on the south side of the road just east of the creek.

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