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A 'not to miss' spot

Being an amateur photographer, I'm always looking for great new places. Easy to find, lots of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Becky P
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Hockley, Texas, United States
Little Lake Tipsoo Sunrise

Not a better place to grab a sunrise shot of Mt. Rainier. You stand on the east side of the lake... read more

Reviewed December 14, 2018
tropicdiver
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Cape Coral, Florida
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A 3.6-mile trail offering great views of Mt. Rainier.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Being an amateur photographer, I'm always looking for great new places. Easy to find, lots of places to walk around easily. You don't need to be a hard core hiker to enjoy.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Becky P
Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

Not a better place to grab a sunrise shot of Mt. Rainier. You stand on the east side of the lake and wait for the sunrise to come up behind you. The reflection from the water while pointing your camera towards Mt. Rainier. If you're...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tropicdiver
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Went up to the top of Chinook pass with family and friends. Great views and the kids loved it. Beautiful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mdgardunio
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Traveled to Seattle for a wedding. Friends took us to the Naches Peak Loop. For me, was the best scenery of the whole trip (Seattle, Yakima, Portland). Gorgeous fall color on the huckleberry bushes (red), green pines, blue skies, reflective lakes, and Mt. Rainier. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank michiganbeekeeper
Reviewed September 8, 2018

There is a large parking area with an outhouse, and folks also park on the street going to Chinook Pass. Beautiful Lake Loop, you even get to see "thru-hikers" doing the PCT.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank simivalley1699
Reviewed September 7, 2018

My first day of mountain hiking in my life! This was listed as easy, but there are some seriously steep parts and my step counter says it's also longer than the listed four-ish miles. We took our time, enjoyed the four bodies of water---I'd say...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank sheilahansel
Reviewed September 2, 2018

This was listed as an "easy" hike but let me warn you there are some steep sections - not where you need to scramble on all fours, but you might need to take a break if you're not in great shape. Heed the suggestion to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank rachelsnackmaster
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

We visited in August and we enjoyed the meadows full of wild flowers. The loop has great views of Mount Rainier. There are alpine lakes along the trail. It is not a difficult trail and even 7-9 year old children in our group had a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alison S
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Stunning walk. We did it with our 3 small daughters ages 10, 6, and 3. They were totally fine but they like to hike so YMMV. We were unprepared for mosquitoes (went mid-July) since the snow-melt causes lots of standing water and unusually warm weather...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Adriana V
Reviewed July 29, 2018

There is a large parking lot, pit toilet and some picnic tables near the parking lot. At the top of the parking lot (away from the road) is the start of several hiking trails. The Tipsoo Lake Loop is flat and goes around a small...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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