Snow Lake Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

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  • July 27, 2017
    The trail to the lake is just a little above 1 mile long, it is quite a climb up the hill, but the beautiful lake is definitely worth it! We camped there, and were alone for the night - it was very ca...  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    We hiked there on the 4th of July to avoid crowds in the city. Unfortunately we underestimated the difficulty of this hike--there are really many steep ups and downs on the way and we did not feel it ...  more »
  • May 20, 2017
    We didn't go down to Bench Lake but went all the way to Snow Lake. The hike itself is okay, fun but nothing spectacular. However, Snow Lake is very pretty and is definitely worth the hike. The water i...  more »

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Where to stay in Mount Rainier National Park

You could visit Mount Rainier National Park on a day trip from Seattle, but you'll probably want to stay in or closer to the park to maximize your time there. The park provides three developed campgrounds and one primitive one with nearly 500 individual sites between them. For extra creature comforts, book a room at either the National Park Inn or the larger Paradise Inn. Many park visitors lay their heads in the villages west of the park along National Park Highway. Places such as Jasper, Mineral Lake, and Alder Lake offer a mix of lodges, inns, and bed and breakfasts, almost all of which deliver full views of towering Mount Rainier. You might also find reasonable summer deals on hotels at Crystal Mountain Ski Resort just north of the park, though this is a less convenient option.
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