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Tipsoo Lake Loop

Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
Description: A 3.6-mile trail offering great views of Mt. Rainier.
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Seattle, Washington
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82 reviews 82 reviews
39 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This a relatively easy hike. Three miles total and only 600 feet of elevation. You get fantastic views of Mt. Rainier as well. I have done this hike many times and love it.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

While visiting family in Yakima we decided to drive back over Chinook Pass which I have never been over before and once we got to the top we stopped at Tipsoo Lake and the views of Mt. Rainier were just stunning! A not miss drive and there are plenty of hiking trails in the area.

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Kennewick, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Very pretty lake right out of Chinook Pass. Adding on the Naches Loop is well worth it. Very mucky in spring. Quite busy.

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Seattle, WA
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88 reviews 88 reviews
28 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

This hike is a great loop for families. The terrain is easy. The scenery is wonderful. We love the wildflowers. In the fall there are berries, bears and elk bugling. The views of the mountain are unbelievably beautiful.

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oosterzele
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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

i expect more of it. But a local cloudy weather area after a very cold spring made that the lake was still at the end of July with plenty of ice an a lot of snow next to it. Plenty of people at this stop.

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Columbus, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

This is the place where you get the same shots as the professionals. Mt. Rainier just blasts onto the scenery with impressive grandeur. It is surrounded here, at this overlook by alpine meadows, a pristine lake and easy trails that almost anyone can do. The scenery is breathtaking and there are many side trails that can lead you to further... More

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Selah, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Easy enough for the entire family, pretty enough that you'll definitely want your camera. Weather can be an issue here and snow does not melt off the trail until mid summer.

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Vancouver, Canada
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23 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

On one of our days in Mount Rainier National Park we visited the Tipsoo Lake area which is really beautiful. We left early enough in the morning (around 8.30am), took a picnic so we didn't have to rush to go back. When we got there, we were one of the only ones there...only a few other cars were in the... More

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louisville
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

While visiting and hiking in the Sunrise area we took a short side trip to Tipsoo Lake. It is a magnificent display of wildflowers and the lake there, while quite small, is very scenic. It was so calm the day we were there it reflected the surroundings like a mirror. Trails around the lake are very easy.

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Washington State
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Thought that this was a nice short walk (just around the lake). Would like to have done more walking in this area as there seemed to be a lot of trails, but we were on a coach ride and was given limited time there. Scenery was outstanding as it was a nice clear and sunny day and the fields full... More

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