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This trail leads in a one mile loop with a few vistas of the Nisqually Glacier. Interpretive panels along the route describe the landscape.

This trail begins from the northwest corner of the Jackson Visitor Center parking area. It leads northwestward one half mile from the parking area through dense forest then meadows. The trail forms a small loop with three overlooks of the Nisqually Glacier. The last overlook of the glacier contains an interpretive panel describing the glacier and its effects on the landscape. The entire loop may take up to an hour to complete.

Directions: From Nisqually Entrance, Travel east along Longmire - Paradise Road 16 miles to a fork in the road. Bear left at this fork and follow it 2 miles to the Jackson Memorial Visitor Center. Park close to the visitor center and look for the trailhead at the northwestern corner of the parking area.

Elevation: 5,440 feet

Usage: Heavy

Difficulty: Easy

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