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Address: Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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A lake within Mount Rainier National Park.

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Beautiful lake

We took the trip out to Mowich on our way back after spending time in the other parts of the park. It was well worth the drive, beautiful lake, great spot to picnic.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2015
Laura F
Jupiter, Florida

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Jupiter, Florida
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We took the trip out to Mowich on our way back after spending time in the other parts of the park. It was well worth the drive, beautiful lake, great spot to picnic.

Thank Laura F
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Mowich Lake has a nice campground and is a great jumping off place for hikes to Spray Park. While a serious hike, the trail is good and, midsummer, the flowers are guaranteed to amaze you. This year they were gone in August when I visited, but two years ago they astounded me and I've done plenty of hiking in Alpine... More 

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Otley West Yorkshire
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585 reviews
381 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

The drive could be a bit testing. The road gives way to a track which is best suited to four wheel drive. We had a family hatchback and we managed but it took longer than it should have, this part of the road was 12miles. We stopped a few times to see if we could get a decent view of... More 

Thank bryan61
Snoqualmie, Washington
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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.

Thank Nathan Y
New York
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42 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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.

Thank syzygymfl
Washington State
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116 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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 

Thank Elle1968
Houston, Texas
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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110 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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 

Thank Scott H
North Bend, Washington
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14 reviews
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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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