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Ethereal and beautiful

We didn't go down to Bench Lake but went all the way to Snow Lake. The hike itself is okay, fun but... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jane K
Princeton, New Jersey
Moderately Difficult but Beautiful.

After visiting Reflection Lakes, we hiked up to Snow Lake. The lake itself is very nice, but the... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2016
Pensacola, Florida
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Easy 1.3-mile trail offering splendid views of Mt. Rainier.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good32%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 is exquisitely blue. The hike is not...More

1  Thank Jane K
Reviewed 7 September 2016

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 elevation was around 700 feet. There is a...More

Thank Cassie503
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

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 destination but the trail...More

Thank nank59
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We were not expecting too much from this hike, it was just a quick little jaunt to end our stay in the park. We visited reflection lake first, hoping to see it's iconic, perfect reflection of Mt. Rainier, but were disappointed by the rather dull...More

Thank Erin_elizabeth882
Reviewed 18 August 2016

My family hiked to Bench and Snow Lake to fish. But we did not catch anything. We used plastic baits(worms and squids) and they didn't work at all. On our way out, we came across an old timer who said that salmon eggs should work....More

Thank Oskee1334
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Perfect hike for a cloudy day! Meadows are filled with birds and flowers. Lake is exquisite! Moraine fascinating! You cross a stream and over a couple of well made log bridges. I used hiking sticks...but...I'm 70😎

Thank Joan88
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Snow Lake Snoqualmie Hiked 8/6 This hike is just A MUST DO for any hiker. My hiking book says 6 miles but my fit app marked 8 miles. About 75% of the hike is uphill and rocky. Lots of nature around, forest, dropouts and of...More

3  Thank conchita2016
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Long elevation climb over rugged terrain in some parts. Recommend bringing hiking boots lots of water and swimsuits, and aqua socks. Amazing views. Have fun, since this was a great day hike.

Thank NWJohnJames
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I saw some photos of this Lake that were spectacular, but after hiking there myself I think some of the best views are on the way to the Lake! There are rock outcroppings that give you great mountain views at points along the trail, and...More

2  Thank shellychristmannaz
Reviewed 6 June 2016

The trail to the lake was still covered by snow and not accessible to people who do not have proper gear.

1  Thank W C
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