Descend to the saddle and cross a steep grassy slope, cutting back to the right into trees. Look for a steep path that leads up to a flat area below the summit of Copper Mountain.
Map & Directions
From Tacoma, drive east on State Route 7 to Elbe, then veer left onto SR 706 to enter the park at the Nisqually Entrance near Ashford. Continue east toward Longmire. Park at the Kautz Creek parking area on the south side the road, just after crossing a bridge and culvert.