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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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Easy trail, beautiful wildflowers!!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Bellevue, Washington
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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars 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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Bryan, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

This is an absolutely lovely spot and is a great place to watch the sunrise over Rainier. The light, however, will come from behind you and illuminate the mountain. Good for sunsets, too, I suppose. The morning I went, the sun remained behind the clouds, but that was fine. At 0500 the clouds and total solitude of the place were... More 

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Killingworth, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice easy peaceful hiking trail for almost any ability. The reflection of the mountain in the lake is the real treat!

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Quezon City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

This place is a nice stop if you have kids and want to walk around or take them for a hike. The trail is easy enough but provides a great view of Mt. Rainier and Naches Peak. If you miss it, it's ok. There are other places on the Mt. Rainier loop with more to offer.

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Avon, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The loop trail around Tipsoo Lake is a mostly flat, easy trail approximately 0.6 miles (1.0k) long starting from the parking lot and picnic area with pit toilets that is located on Hwy 410, 0.5 miles (0.8k) west of the remote Chinook Pass entrance to the park or about 2.9 miles (4.7k) east of Hwy 410’s intersection with Hwy 123.... More 

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