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Tipsoo Lake Loop

Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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Still a favorite hike

No matter how many times I do this hike it never gets old. It's fairly easy with lots of great... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Alec D
Seattle, Washington
When the road is open,this loop is a fun walk

Tipsoo Lake is near the summit on Highway 410 and is only available when road is open. In the... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
Golf I
Bellevue, Washington
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A 3.6-mile trail offering great views of Mt. Rainier.
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Reviewed 18 October 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.

Thank Alec D
Reviewed 27 September 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

1  Thank Golf I
Reviewed 20 September 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.

1  Thank iluvta2
Reviewed 8 September 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

3  Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 29 August 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

2  Thank ExplorerSB
Reviewed 26 August 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

1  Thank dtowndandy
Reviewed 20 August 2016

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.

1  Thank ackart
Reviewed 6 August 2016

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...More

2  Thank Haritha M
Reviewed 4 August 2016

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...More

2  Thank Lori G
Reviewed 13 July 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!

Thank Michael V
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