Snow Lake

Ashford, Washington

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Perfect for children, this short day hike passes one lake and ends at a lake in a glacial cirque. Trees and brush obscure the Snow Lake Trailhead. When ready to hike, walk to the eastern corner of the parking lot to find the trail, heading south. The trail immediately begins to ascend rather steeply, but do not worry, it eventually levels off and descends, then crosses several ridges throughout the hike.
Best Easy Day Hikes: Mount Rainier National Park

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Mount Rainier National Park

by Heidi Schneider (Falcon Guides)

Perfect for children, this short day hike passes one lake and ends at a lake in a glacial cirque.

Trees and brush obscure the Snow Lake Trailhead. When ready to hike, walk to the eastern corner of the parking lot to find the trail, heading south. The trail immediately begins to ascend rather steeply, but do not worry, it eventually levels off and descends, then crosses several ridges throughout the hike.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Ashford
Distance: 2.6
Elevation Gain: 700 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: About 1.5 to 2.5 hours
Season: Mid-July through Sept
Local Contacts: Henry M. Jackson Memorial Visitor Center at Paradise, (360) 569-6571
Local Maps: USGS Mount Rainier East; Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Snow Lake

Recent Trail Reviews

9/12/2009
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This is a very quick, nearly level round trip hike, following a small glacier-carved valley into which a stream descending Mount Rainier has cut a 100 foot slot canyon. Very interesting multi-layered scooped out bed rock going up the east part of the loop. You can view the slot canyon from the park road bridge, but the hike takes very little time and is worth the minimal effort.



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