Tolmie Peak Trail is a hiking trail in Pierce County, Washington. It is within Mount Rainier National Park. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 5,116 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,431 feet. The trail ends near the Ipsut Pass (elevation 5,115 feet) saddle. There is also an information guidepost near the end of the trail.
Tolmie Peak Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"This very popular hike travels through forest and meadow to a fire lookout atop Tolmie Peak, which offers a spectacular view of the northwestern side of Mount Rainier. The trail also takes you by serene Eunice Lake, a lake surrounded by jutting peaks and subalpine forest.
The hike to Tolmie Peak is one of the most popular in the northwest region of Mount Rainier National Park for many reasons. Neither too long nor too rigorous, it provides the opportunity to explore subalpine forests and a serene lake as well as catch a breathtaking panorama of Mount Rainier."
--Heidi Schneider, Best Easy Day Hikes: Mount Rainier National Park (Falcon Guides).
"Bring the kids for this one so they can join everyone else’s kids in trooping up to see grand views at a lovely alpine lake, with none of those raspy-looking backpacker types fouling the air along the trail. Tolmie Peak is a day-hiker’s special. It’s about the right distance, offers the right touch of outdoor magic at its destination, and has been ruled off-limits to overnighters."
--Dan A. Nelson & Alan L. Bauer, Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park (The Mountaineers Books).
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