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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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Lovely reflection

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael V
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Gardner P
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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Thank RinaBlue13
Avon, Ohio
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1,116 reviews
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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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Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

This is a good place to visit for spectacular views of Mt. Rainier, and for one of the best wildflower meadows you'll find anywhere. We were here in late June 2015, and the warm winter and spring brought the wildflowers into full bloom early. I could have spent the whole day there, walking the trails and photographing the flowers. It's... More 

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Thank Lissa M
Yakima, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

The best time to visit would be at the end of July when the snow is mostly gone and the wildflowers are blooming. It is an easy walk around the lake that even young children would enjoy. There are picnic tables if you want to eat lunch there as well.

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Thank 500spencer
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Had an out of state visitor in tow for a trip up to Mt Rainier today. Beautiful clear day and we parked above Tipsoo Lake and took in the excellent view and mountain air. A must stop for anyone driving 410 between Yakima and Buckley

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Thank Frenchmanscove
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

This is a perfect hike for those who are not avid hikers or (like us) not in marathon training shape! Started at the parking lot and did the loop. Took a couple bottles of water and some snacks. When we got back to the parking lot we sat at one of the picnic benches and had a picnic. It took... More 

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Thank Thelorster
Monroe, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a great and popular hike. It's about 3 miles and and starts off with a incline, but overall the trails incline is gradual. The first 1.6 miles of the hike you see beautiful wild flowers and a beautiful lake. We stopped there for pictures and there's a nice big rock you can sit on and have a snack.... More 

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