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Address: , Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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Activities: Hiking
Description: A 3.6-mile trail offering great views of Mt. Rainier.

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Scenic and Easy!

This is a perfect hike for those who are not avid hikers or (like us) not in marathon training shape! Started at the parking lot and did the loop. Took a couple bottles of water... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a perfect hike for those who are not avid hikers or (like us) not in marathon training shape! Started at the parking lot and did the loop. Took a couple bottles of water and some snacks. When we got back to the parking lot we sat at one of the picnic benches and had a picnic. It took... More 

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Monroe, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a great and popular hike. It's about 3 miles and and starts off with a incline, but overall the trails incline is gradual. The first 1.6 miles of the hike you see beautiful wild flowers and a beautiful lake. We stopped there for pictures and there's a nice big rock you can sit on and have a snack.... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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258 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The views were really nice from Lake Tipsoo. A good place for a first stop arriving in Mt Rainier NP from Yakima.

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seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Many people head to Mount Rainier National Park having seen pictures of the park including Lake Tipsoo at sunrise or sunset. This area is easily accessed during the spring and summer season via Highway 410. You can then further explore Rainier via the Sunrise or Stevens Canyon entrances. Ok now the surprises. First off there are actually two lakes. The... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The fact that Lake Tipsoo is on the (relatively) beaten path does not disqualify it from being a truly unique Northwest beauty spot and icon. It's a quick and easy destination to bring visitors to get a glimpse of the stunning beauty of Mt. Rainier and western Washington generally. It takes your breath away.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Great place to take older people and smaller kids as the terrain is easy going and the views wonderful, even the drive there is worth it.

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Yakima, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Lake Tipsoo is a nice stop on the way to Mt. Rainier. There is a trail around the lake that has a lot of wild flowers around the end of July or beginning of Aug. Across the highway is the start of a trail around Naches Peak which is a fun hike. Our family always comes here at least once... More 

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Gallipolis, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Fun drive and an excellent day trip to enjoy the mountain and great Pacific Northwest! There is a number of trails that are easily navigated so is family friendly.

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Auburn, Washington
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This has to be one of the best easy hikes in the park. I recommend going clockwise because a lot of your walking will be facing the mountain and the views are more spectacular. If you go counter-clockwise, the mountain will be at your back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

beautiful views of the mountain reflecting in the Lake. Nice flat and easy trail. Great alpine flowers.

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