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Tipsoo Lake Loop

Address: Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: A 3.6-mile trail offering great views of Mt. Rainier.
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Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: A 3.6-mile trail offering great views of Mt. Rainier.
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Gallipolis, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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137 reviews 137 reviews
25 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Seattle
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I've driven over Chinook Pass many times over the years, but yesterday was the first time I took the Tipsoo Lake-Naches Peak Loop. The hike is easy best in late summer (highway 410 closes down during winter) as snow tends to stick around up there. If you go down to Dewey Lake from the trail, it adds difficulty and another... More 

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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309 reviews 309 reviews
101 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

the walk is very nice and the view is amazing. it is a bit outside of the national park towards the forest but it is a very nice trail.

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Seattle, Washington
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98 reviews 98 reviews
45 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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353 reviews 353 reviews
83 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
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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92 reviews 92 reviews
29 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
42 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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