Rampart Ridge Trail

Mount Rainier National Park
Located 25.9 miles from Morton, Washington (WA)
4 Stars
5,731 Steps 1  (2.6 mi)


The Rampart Ridge Trail has a maximum elevation of 4,098 ft (1,249 m), a minimum elevation of 2,789 ft (850 m), and an elevation range of 1,309 ft (399 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
5,7312.6 mi2,789 ft4,098 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
1.1 hrs8.8105 ft1,273 ft
[ B to A ]
1.5 hrs106.11,273 ft105 ft

What is the length of the Rampart Ridge Trail?

The length of the trail is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) or 5,731 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Rampart Ridge Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 1.1 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 1.5 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the trail while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.

Topo Maps

Download the free Rampart Ridge Trail topo map and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Mount Rainier National Park topographic maps. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Golden Lakes, WA
  2. North Topo Map: Mowich Lake, WA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Sunrise, WA
  4. West Topo Map: Mount Wow, WA
  5. Topo Map: Mount Rainier West, WA
  6. East Topo Map: Mount Rainier East, WA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Sawtooth Ridge, WA
  8. South Topo Map: Wahpenayo Peak, WA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Tatoosh Lakes, WA

Is there a Rampart Ridge trail map?

Yes, and it's free! The Rampart Ridge Trail is located on the Mount Rainier West topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.



  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the gain divided by twelve, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.