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Round Pass Trail

Mount Rainier Area


Mount Rainier Area -- SW - Longmire/Paradise
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0.5 miles, one-way


Gain: 362 ft.
Highest Point: 3885 ft.


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National Park Pass

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.


Round Pass Trail

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 46.7950, -121.8947 Open map in new window


Mount Rainier Area -- SW - Longmire/Paradise

Mount Rainier National Park

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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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National Park Pass

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