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Address: , Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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Activities: Fishing, Hiking
Description: A lake within Mount Rainier National Park.

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not very visited but should be

a great alpine lake that has camping. not visited much maybe due to being on the less popular side of the mountain(not paradise), or the fact that there is a fairly long gravel... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Snoqualmie, Washington
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Snoqualmie, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

a great alpine lake that has camping. not visited much maybe due to being on the less popular side of the mountain(not paradise), or the fact that there is a fairly long gravel road to access this area. once up there expect nice camping and great hiking on trails that lead to views not available to cars.

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

pretty lake high up the carbon entrance. There is no ranger presence here, no visitor center, so you come here to hike or camp. The summit of Ranier is not visible from the parking area, but is if you take the trails.

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Washington State
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We went on the hike to Spay park. The trailhead is at Mowich Lake. My husband and I are in our 40's and in okay shape. There were a couple of stretches that were decently uphill. And they were longer than our endurance could take. We rested a few times and it was all worth it. The views of the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Went from the seattle airport took the wrong turn on way to mount rainier park and landed here. The road is real bad. If there is a car in front of you, you will not be able to see anything because of the dust. Wait for it to pass and then drive. Be careful where the road is very narrow... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is always my favorite hike as you are guaranteed views of the incredible Mt Rainer at each turn. The trail is well maintained and can be hiked by all types of hikers. Just be sure to wear the right shoes and bring lots of water. Saw people swimming in both lakes

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This was a great place to spend a day.. They have camping near the lake and really close to parking. The trail is well maintained and today 6/27/15 the flowers were in bloom, it looks like we were about a week or two too late to catch the abundance of Lillie that had already shed their petals. The floral smells,... More 

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North Bend, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is a beautiful area of the Northwestern part of Mt. Rainier National Park that offers quite different views of the majestic mountain. There are great hiking trails all the way up to Tolmie Peak, lakeside walks, lots of intriguing water reflections and picnicking spots. Bit the Road doesn't open until June 19th and so the extra 4-5 miles up... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Mowich Lake is on the north side of Mt. Rainier. It's only open in the summer and a long and dusty drive. There are several trailheads at the parking lot. Gorgeous area

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

To reach Mowich Lake, one has to drive long miles on bumpy gravel road full of pot holes and wash board. The lake itself is a great destination for families with smaller children as you can drive within walking distance. It is also a great starting point to many fantastic day hikes such as Spray Park or Tolmie Peak. In... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This was one of our camps along the Wonderland trail this summer. The sites are open and close together. Facilities are nice with hand sanitizer and access to the lake was easy. Clean lake. We saw a few families with very young babies and tots, so if you are looking for solitude this probably isn't the place. 3 out of... More 

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