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Address: Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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Easy 1.3-mile trail offering splendid views of Mt. Rainier.

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Moderately Difficult but Beautiful.

After visiting Reflection Lakes, we hiked up to Snow Lake. The lake itself is very nice, but the immediate viewing area at the top is rather small. There was one small stream to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 7, 2016
Cassie503
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Pensacola, Florida

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

After visiting Reflection Lakes, we hiked up to Snow Lake. The lake itself is very nice, but the immediate viewing area at the top is rather small. There was one small stream to cross, and the overall elevation was around 700 feet. There is a lake on the way up to Snow Lake (Bench Lake); however, we did not feel... More 

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alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

This is not an easy hike but the lake is so beautiful that it was worth the hike out there. The water is turquoise and so pretty. There is a smaller lake that you hike by before you get to your destination but the trail was pretty steep to get down to it. There was a trail near the lake... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

We were not expecting too much from this hike, it was just a quick little jaunt to end our stay in the park. We visited reflection lake first, hoping to see it's iconic, perfect reflection of Mt. Rainier, but were disappointed by the rather dull and blurry reflection. Next we hiked to Bench and Snow Lake. We ran into relatively... More 

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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

My family hiked to Bench and Snow Lake to fish. But we did not catch anything. We used plastic baits(worms and squids) and they didn't work at all. On our way out, we came across an old timer who said that salmon eggs should work. Anyway, all wasn't lost. View of mountains, flowers, snow, mist were still amazing and hike... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Perfect hike for a cloudy day! Meadows are filled with birds and flowers. Lake is exquisite! Moraine fascinating! You cross a stream and over a couple of well made log bridges. I used hiking sticks...but...I'm 70😎

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Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Snow Lake Snoqualmie Hiked 8/6 This hike is just A MUST DO for any hiker. My hiking book says 6 miles but my fit app marked 8 miles. About 75% of the hike is uphill and rocky. Lots of nature around, forest, dropouts and of course THE lake. At the end of the summit continue on the main trail and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Long elevation climb over rugged terrain in some parts. Recommend bringing hiking boots lots of water and swimsuits, and aqua socks. Amazing views. Have fun, since this was a great day hike.

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

I saw some photos of this Lake that were spectacular, but after hiking there myself I think some of the best views are on the way to the Lake! There are rock outcroppings that give you great mountain views at points along the trail, and just after the trail head you have great mountain views with small waterfalls the entire... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

The trail to the lake was still covered by snow and not accessible to people who do not have proper gear.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015

The views of Snow Lake are absolute gorgeous. The hike itself is relatively rocky at times, but don't be discouraged because there were two older gentleman in their 70's on the trail with us and they took their time and did just fine. We did this hike on a Thursday morning and got there around 8:45am. At that time we... More 

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