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2.5 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)

~700 (+)

USGS Quad Map(s):  Mount Rainier National Park Topo Map

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Bench & Snow Lake Trail

Washington | Mount Rainier

  • Mount Rainier reflection off of Bench Lake.

Activities & Features


Bench & Snow Lake Trail is a easy hike in Mount Rainier National Park that offers hikers pristine mountain scenery. The park says "in mid-summer, this area explodes with a variety of wildflowers and an abundance of beargrass. In the fall, mountain ash and huckleberries color the scene. Quite visible is a silver forest of trees which remain from a past fire. Expect good views of Mount Rainier on clear days. There is always a chance of seeing black bears as well!" Mount Rainier has plenty of camping available. Cougar Rock Campground is located in the southwest section of the park, Ohanapecosh Campground is in the southeast, White River is in the northeast section and Mowich Lake is a small tent only campground in the northwest section of Mount Rainier.

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Contact: Mount Rainier National Park 55210 238th Ave East Ashford, WA 98304

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