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Distance

6.5 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty

Moderate

Δ Elevation (FT)

~1010 (+)

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Tolmie Peak Trail

Washington | Mount Rainier

  • Mount Rainier from the Tolmie Peak Trail.

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Notes

Tolmie Peak Trail offer truly stunning views Mount Rainier and has meadows saturated with wildflowers. The park says "Eunice Lake and Tolmie Peak Lookout offer spectacular views of Mount Rainier and the surrounding areas. The trail begins at the north side of Mowich Lake. It leads hikers 1.25 miles through the forest to a trail junction, first downhill, then steeply uphill 1.0 mile to Eunice Lake. The last mile from Eunice Lake to Tolmie Peak Lookout is steep but well worth the effort! The subalpine meadows and shore around Eunice Lake are easily damaged. Try to minimize your impact on this delicate environment by hiking only on the constructed trails and resting or picnicking on rocks near the trail." 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.

History

"In 1833, Dr. William Tolmie sailed from London to Fort Vancouver where he awaited assignment. After seeing "The Mountain," he was captivated and subsequently made a visit to collect "herbs of which to make medicine." Research now shows that Tolmie actually ascended Hessong Rock." (NPS)

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

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