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Tipsoo Lake Loop

Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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Lovely, beautiful views and fewer people

We worked our way north and east stopping along the Chinook Scenic Byway as it connected to the... read more

Reviewed February 8, 2018
Kelleygirl2
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Sarasota, Florida
Best hike in the park

This is our favorite hike. Although in total we climbed over 100 floors - thanks Fitbit - it is... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2017
Keith S
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Leesburg, Virginia
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A 3.6-mile trail offering great views of Mt. Rainier.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“chinook pass” (7 reviews)
“favorite hike” (4 reviews)
“wild flowers” (5 reviews)
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Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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Reviewed February 8, 2018

We worked our way north and east stopping along the Chinook Scenic Byway as it connected to the Mather Memorial Parkway along the Ohanapecosh River Valley passing the stunning green Tipsoo Lake near the Pacific Crest Trail. Wildflowers surrounded the lake like a colorful necklace...More

3  Thank Kelleygirl2
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

This is our favorite hike. Although in total we climbed over 100 floors - thanks Fitbit - it is well spaced and never too strenuous. The scenery is beautiful with great views of forest, lakes, and of course Rainier. Parking is limited, and no facilities...More

Thank Keith S
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Reviewed August 14, 2017

We took the shorter inner loop trail which was covered in wild flowers ringing the beautiful, if not large, lake which provided a great reflection of Mt Rainier. The earlier the better to get that perfect picture.

2  Thank srobby
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Reviewed June 28, 2017

No matter the season, a visit to Tipsoo Lake is spectacular. Not only is it easy to reach as it's literally just off of Hway 410 on the way to Chinook Pass, the 360 degree view is breathtaking. A small trail circumnavigates the lake which...More

3  Thank iris0507
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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.

1  Thank Alec D
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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...More

2  Thank Golf I
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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.

2  Thank iluvta2
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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...More

6  Thank Nancy B
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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...More

3  Thank ExplorerSB
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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 -...More

5  Thank dtowndandy
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