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Round Pass Trail

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise
46.7950, -121.8947 Map & Directions
Length
0.5 miles, one-way
Elevation Gain
362 feet
Highest Point
3885 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy
A bike rack at the base of the Round Pass trail. Photo by BeaverDawg. Full-size image
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs not allowed

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

National Park Pass

A lovely alternate to walking the West Side Road, the Round Pass trail heads east to the South Puyallup Trail. Continue reading

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Hiking Round Pass Trail

A lovely alternate to walking the West Side Road, the Round Pass trail heads east to the South Puyallup Trail.

From the end of the drivable part of the West Side Road, hike along the road itself, passing a turnoff for the Tahoma Creek trail. Past this turnoff, the former road begins climbing steadily through trees to Round Pass.

The pass is the intersection of the Gobbler's Knob trail (hiker's left as you arrive at the pass) and the Round Pass trail (to your right). The trail leads you east and gradually descends to the South Puyallup Trail and the section of the Wonderland trail that leads to Klapatche Park.

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Round Pass Trail

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 46.7950, -121.8947 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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 the Nisqually entrance of Mount Rainier National Park (off Highway 706), drive east on Nisqually-Longmire Road for one mile. The turnoff for the Westside Road is on your left. There is no designated parking area, so be sure to park in such a way that traffic can flow uninterrupted along the road.

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Trailhead

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise

Mount Rainier National Park

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