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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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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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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
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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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40 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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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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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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24 helpful votes 24 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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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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