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Very clean and open. Wide pathways that are paved!

just made it to the end and its beautiful!!

hiking
1 day ago

The view at the top was good but crowded. My favorite part was the alpine lake near the look out point. The water was so clear and cold. I went in and swam to the other side where there was still snow. Overall would recommend if you are looking for an easy and short hike with a view of Mount Rainier.

There was a point where you think that the hike is done by seeing the lake but then you realize that there’s still huge cliff to hike. It was hard for inexperienced hikers but very self-rewarding. If you don’t bring the national park pass then wait for a 30$ ticket that can be then used for 7 more days in the Rainier area. The lake was unfortunately pretty cold but the hike itself is really good and pretty :)

hiking
2 days ago

I don't think I can count the number of times I've actually been to this park, I feel like it exceeds 10, 000, perfect nice easy walk for elderly and kids and strollers if this is too easy for you just Veer off the path into the hills and woods or the monument to the original Western State Hospital, Dog park, drone flying Zone, playground and fields of plenty. I hope nothing ever makes this place go away!

Amazing, had such a good time

Firstly: to get to the trail you have to drive about 15 miles on lose gravel. If you have a small car, you will want to go slow unless you don't care to spend money on issues that could be avoided because it is rough. If you have a car that is high off the ground and has the appropriate tires, then you may not have to go as slow but just be careful. Otherwise, this trail is moderate with some strenuous uphill sections, but the distance makes it doable because it is not very long. Trail is well kept, easy to follow. I did not have any issues with bugs or mosquitos at all. I mean there were just a few of them but it wasn't like there were herds of flies following me, although at the tower I did spray some just a few times. This trail is BEAUTIFUUUUUL. The lakes are gorgeous and it is so worth the effort and the drive!! It is like a hidden gem.

tweakers living in their cars in the parking lot, the trail was nice once you get allot further in and pass the tweakerdom of the beginning of the place.

hiking
6 days ago

Great views of lake Mowich as well as Lake Eunice on the way up to the fire lookout.

Super pretty trail! Harder than I thought it would be but it was a great hike

Great easy trail. Well maintained, not crowded. Lots of mini-diversion options.

view was socked in but it was beautiful on the way up. trail was well kept.

hiking
9 days ago

Went on Saturday 8/4 and it was busy! If you do a weekend get an early start or you’ll be parking way down the hill. Went from Mowich to Eunice to the lookout.

Holy shit, bring big spray. Bust out that DEET! We brought some hippie natural organic stuff and it did not work whatsoever. These mosquitos were of a different breed! Great trail, took my 60 year old Mom and she took her time and had a great day. Picnic at the top and hope Mt. Rainier is visible! Great hike, but bring that bug spray!

Stunning!! My guy and I had such a great time with this one. Lovely forested beginning which leads up to Eunice Lake. Took a dip in the blue green water and swam with the salamanders. Then up to the top to the Lookout. Wildflowers were starting to pop! The views...jaw dropping. And, we had it all to ourselves! BE WARNED: Bring bug spray, and not a natural one (which is what I wanted to bring). The bugs mean business up there!!!

hiking
11 days ago

Beautiful trail and scenery! Bring bug spray.

Great trail right in the middle of town! The trail is marked with signs, so very hard to get lost! Part of the trail is closed due to construction but I loved it! Lots of old growth gives you plenty of shade but remember your bug spray!

hiking
11 days ago

One of my best so far. Beautiful scene. And if you want to see salamanders, go look inside the lake, you will see many of them. There are sooo many mosquitos, flies and bees. Bring bug spray unless prepare yourself to be eaten alive!

walking
12 days ago

Awesome trail! Very peaceful. I would recommend this trail if you have dogs!

hiking
13 days ago

One of my favorite hikes by far! Hiked 8/5/18, got to the trailhead around 9:30 am for prime side of the road parking. Bring bug spray because those buggers are RELENTLESS!! But the views at the top at magnificent. Second time doing this hike and besides the road to drive to get here I have nothing but praise for this magnificent trail. It’s a pretty hard steep hike but totally worth it at the top. Make sure you get up on the fire lookout and see Rainier in all its glory. Day was beautiful and we spent about an hour at the top just taking into the view.

Nice trail in the middle of town! This trail was more challenging than I expected, which is a good thing! I thought it would be too easy. It is a nicely shaded trail, a little bumpy and narrow in some spots, but overall pretty clear. I was using the app for directions as I walked, but I still went off the trail twice. There are some pretty steep spots, so be careful. There's also a little 6 foot bridge. I will definitely be walking this trail more often!

walking
14 days ago

Ok...There are drug users and homeless in the parking lot. Some garbage about. But...boy, Its so well worth walking past them. I felt that being armed would be appropriate. Husband and I took our dogs for an hour walk one direction thru an enchanting creek with gentle ankle deep water, and stunning trees and vegetation. We stuck to the creek, and didn’t take the trail. It was so very pretty, the dogs loved it. There is a small, clean lake where the trail starts. No drug users past the parking lot...a guy was puking in the parking lot next to our vehicle when we returned. Welcome to Swan Creek!

Great trail! Fun for the whole family and is stroller friendly.

The scenery was amazing!!! One of my fave hikes!! We went for a swim in Eunice Lake, and the water temp was perfect!! Downside? Sooooooo many mosquitos!!!! We had bug spray with DEET and still got eaten alive!!!

on Tolmie Peak Trail

17 days ago

Great scenic trail. Easy to follow, passes 2 lakes.
Road up there was long but in good shape overall.
Go early to beat the crowds.

hiking
17 days ago

Bugs spray is a must, great hike though with amazing views. You might want to consider what you drive to get to the trail head parking. 20 plus miles of rough gravel road in a rental car was rough

Easy. Great views and dog friendly. I highly recommend this for a leisurely stroll or beginners.

excellent views bring bug spray

Nothing too exciting. If you like mazes this trail would be a great choice!

Totally fell in love with this beautiful view of Mt. Rainier. Crazy many mosquitoes, bugs, and flies and rough road for about 11 miles to get to the trailhead. But worth it.

hiking
19 days ago

Great hike, but the bugs were horrible. Might be best to do this hike earlier in July because the mosquitos were unbearable! Great views though!

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