Snow Lake Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

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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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  • 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 »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 destin...  more »