Flickr album link: Twin Firs Trail
Mt Rainier National Park is an adventurous spring season destination, but this is usually the time of year when steady rain can be expected. The aroma of new green growth in this rainforest is refreshing to experience and the gentle sound of raindrops inspires tranquil peace of mind. For those who do not mind getting the hiking shoes muddy, there is no better time for a stroll through the towering tall trees, because overcrowding definitely is not an issue when the rain comes down.
In this big volcanic park there is one particular short and sweet trail that fully displays the magnificence of the Mt Rainier rainforest environment. The Twin Firs Trail is the one to look for and it is located south of the historic inn, which is a good place to shelter if the spring season storms become too intense. The Twin Firs Trail meanders through the tall trees to a small waterfall overlook and the full cycle of decaying moss covered logs along with fresh new growth are on full display. Be sure to pack a camera for this leisurely stroll, since the birding along any trail in these deep woods offers many surprises. The short Twin Firs Trail loop is great for loosening up the legs after a long drive, so be sure to check it out upon arrival!
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