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

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Still a favorite hike

No matter how many times I do this hike it never gets old. It's fairly easy with lots of great views. Make sure you bring some food so you can stop and enjoy the surroundings.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 18, 2016
Alec D
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

No matter how many times I do this hike it never gets old. It's fairly easy with lots of great views. Make sure you bring some food so you can stop and enjoy the surroundings.

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Tipsoo Lake is near the summit on Highway 410 and is only available when road is open. In the winter, you can enounter heavy snowfall. In the spring, summer and fall, you will have a wonderful view of Mr. Rainier from this site as well as a pungent rest stop restroom.

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Wenatchee, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

On a clear day this 1 mile hike lets you take a fantastic photo of Mt. Rainier as well as the reflection of the mountain in Tipsoo Lake. Fabulous.

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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

This was an absolutely breathtaking hike in the first week of August. There were abundant wildflowers, magical misty lakes, looming mountains, and snow. The recommendation to take the loop clockwise was a good one for us, as most of the wildflowers and beautiful scenery were in the first half of the trail for us. We would have gotten a nice... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

If you like flowers, you should look for wildflower bloom updates on Mt Rainier NPS website and stop by at Tipsoo Lake when flowers are in full bloom. Its approx 2 hours drive from Seattle. For seeing the flowers, no hike is needed, it is an easy trail around the lake with plenty of photo opportunities. There are some picnic... More 

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

The Naches Peak Loop Trail, which is also at the Tipsoo Lake Loop, was our favorite hike of the trip. I would recommend hiking it counterclockwise as you will first go through a bunch of wildflowers - and I mean A LOT of wildflowers - cross a cool bridge above the road and join up with the Pacific Crest Trail.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

We drove up chinook pass to see this lake and short walk around. Beautiful views on the drive. Didn't take long at all. Don't miss it.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

At just over 3 miles, the Tipsoo Lake -Naches Peak loop offers a great sampler of alpine vegetation, beautiful lakes & tarns with a great view of the majestic Mount Rainier. Wildflowers are at peak bool right now (early August) so make it there soon before you miss 'em. Some advice: - The weather at Mt. Rainier NP is often... More 

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Livermore, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

We stopped here in the late afternoon and were rewarded with lovely reflections from every angle. Mount Rainier even poked her head out for a while! We were here on July 5th, just after the snow melt, but before the puddles dried up. We had to puddle hop on the trail around the lake, but it was worth it. Wow!... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

This lake has a beautiful reflection which we saw in the late afternoon. It was very peaceful and lovely to see. We tried for sunrise here but was completely fogged over. Couldn't see a thing!

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