Eunice Lake and Tolmie Peak Lookout Trail

Buckley, Washington 98321

Eunice Lake and Tolmie Peak Lookout Trail

Eunice Lake and Tolmie Peak Lookout Trail Professional Review and Guide

"One of the loveliest alpine lakes in Mount Rainier National Park is reached by a short hike from Mowich Lake. Above Eunice, a steep, short trail climbs to the Tolmie Peak lookout.

Children are perfectly enchanted by Eunice Lake as well. One hot day I heard a mother ask who wanted to climb to the summit; four children playing on the shore replied in unison, “Not me!”"

Eunice Lake and Tolmie Peak Lookout Trail Reviews

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Wonderful hike, especially the actual ascent up to the top. Mowitch Lake and Eunice Lake are clear and deep blue. There was still snow on the trail up at Eunice Lake but it was passable. The best part of this hike is the unmaintained trail at the lookout station that goes to the true peak of Tolmie Peak. According to my daughter, "you can't say you climbed Tolmie peak unless you go to the top". So off we went. I could only go halfway before my nerves got the best of me. I waited while my daughter continue on with the fearlessness of a mountain goat. I noticed while sitting on the ridge that the accoustics are so good that I could hear the people below at the lake as they talked. You can also see Mowitch Lake from the top. As you hike the trail be sure to take a short 200 ft detour at Insput Pass just for the view, its great.
Hiked this today with my family (wife + boys aged 7 and 5 and my one-year-old boy on my back). Had a tremendous time. This is a beautiful trail. Note that there is no need to go to the ranger station you can pay the entrance fee at a drop box on the way up. The trail is beautiful and a little challenging for small children - so they had a blast. Saw a frog and a salamander. We had fun even though we got a little rain. Be advised. Tip: Bring DEET in the summer for the area near the lake or you'll be miserable.

Eunice Lake and Tolmie Peak Lookout Trail Photos

Trail Information

Nearby City
700 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Day hike
4,929 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,629 feet
Top Elevation
Mount Rainier National Park
Local Contacts
Green Trails No. 269 Mount Rainier West; USGS Mowich Lake
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018