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We hiked this yesterday. Started towards Frozen Lake, but views would have been better from the opposite entrance. Did Boroughs 1 & 2, had three snow passes which were melting and very slippery. Wasn’t easy without poles, but we made it. Wouldn’t recommend for anyone with strong fear of heights or without good grip on boots. Views were stunning, wildflowers were lovely. Stopped for lunch at Shadow Lake, but the bugs were biting hard despite bug spray, so had to abandon. Overall still an amazing hike.

Absolutely stunning hike. Several miles of gravel road to the trailhead which isn’t bad if you plan on getting there early, but definitely experienced some tough conditions on the way down as the gravel was kicked up by the mass of cars and it was impossible to see the car ahead of me. As far as the hike, I’d say it’s more on the moderate side and it truly is spectacular. Go on a clear day and take in the views, and then make sure to jump into Eunice Lake to cool off. Also, bugs are starting to come out in full force, so bring your spray!

Yes! Yes! You haven't seen it all, unless you have seen this trail. I took my kids when they were 3&5 and they did great. Highly Recommended. A favorite.

Hiked this on 11 Jul. Great trail, paved and easy. Great views. Snow still covering the trail bring poles if you're a beginner just in case.

hiking
1 day ago

This is the second fire lookout hike I’ve done. Did Gobbler’s Knob and this one back to back. The views at the lookout are second to none in the park. Stayed the night and slept on the walkway of the fire lookout. The hike is easy. The only semi strenuous part is the last mile from Eunice Lake up to the lookout. But nothing beats staying for the sunset, staying the night and seeing every star in the sky illuminating the mountain, and then waking up early enough to catch the sunrise.

Amazing hike with lots of wildlife and great panoramic views at the top.

Very pretty trail, nice waterfalls

Great views of Mt. Rainer at the peak. Turn around look down into valley with some binoculars and you can see Seattle and surrounding cities. Pretty cool prospective. Bring swim suit and swim in Eunice lake after you reach peak on way down. Highly recommend.

A beautiful hike. Easily one of the most spectacular sights in the Pacific Northwest. The road to Cape Flattery is a little long being that it's long and full of curves. Once at the trail head, it's an easy hike down to the end. There are three lookout points including the one towards Tatoosh Island and the Lighthouse so make sure not to miss them. We went in early July and the weather was perfect. We were especially lucky to see whales swimming out in the water along with Bald Eagles, Sea Lions, Oyster Catchers and a few Banana Slugs. I highly recommend this venture as it showcases the beauty of the Pacific NW.

hiking
2 days ago

I’ve only hiked a portion of this trail but this forest needs to be seen to be believed. So much natural beauty. I hope to go back someday to see more.

We had an amazing time! When you get to the top of Summerland you can hike up a bit further to the Panhandle Gap for some further spectacular views. Absolutely beautiful. Will definitely be back.

Moderate to difficult. Plenty of places to filter water. Last .9 Miles is straight uphill. All worth it, even Took a swim in frigid Eunice lake.

Perfect sunrise hike. Started the hike at 4am and made it to the lookout just before the sunrise. We had the place to ourselves. So glad we got there early. There was a crazy long line to get into the park entrance when we left around 9am. Definitely a few difficult spots that we had to stop and catch our breathe for but overall it’s a hike most skill levels can do.

wildflower still not blooming, trail great shape, snow in the upper meadows should be perfect in a month or so

trail running
4 days ago

snow by Eunice lake but otherwise clear. moderate hike if normal hiker easy if experienced hiker.

hiking
4 days ago

Fifteen miles of gravel road to the trailhead but the views are astonishing along the trail, and worth the trek to the top.

Awesome hike with great views of the mountains and wildlife. Saw lots of deer, a bear family with mom and three cubs, a marmot. Can be windy and chilly when the sun is covered. Fairly easy hike.

beautiful...not too crowded, easy hike

i don't say its hike but its walking to the good view point. but at the end its really awesome.

Easy simple hike with beautiful views.

I did 20 miles of this trail last summer. It was rugged terrain with elevation and many challenges for a first time hiker. The scenery was breathtaking. We woke up one morning at dawn to a deer grazing 5ft from our tent. One she left, we were visited by a coyote. I'm hoping to go back so that we can hike the glacier.

If you are a beginning hiker, like myself, this hike is not something i would consider easy. It’s 3 miles mostly uphill. But SO rewarding when you finish. The views are amazing throughout the entire hike which makes it easy to not give up. The gravel road going in is about 30 minutes long and there will most likely be people there already parked. Don’t forget to bring snacks, BUG SPRAY and lots of water.

Trail is closed July 11-18, July 25-August 1, August 8-15, August 22-29! Happy adventuring :)

Very pretty beach, super muddy pretty much the whole way but to be expected when hiking in the rain.

We did Spray Park Trail for the first time this season today. This is the trail that hooked my family and I on hiking. Beautiful hike. Didn’t see any bear this time but we did see a mountain lion on the gravel road about a mile prior to Mowick Lake and the Spray Park trailhead. We let the ranger up at the campsites know.

hiking
7 days ago

Trail is moderately difficult, but nature gives the motivation to move on. After 2miles of the trail one might face powdery crisp ice which is slippery , better to wear spike shoes and have a hiking stick. Get lots of water to be hydrated and a snack pack to treat yourself once you reach the tolmie peak lookout. I went in July which seemed like the perfect timing with clear skies to watch the beautiful, magnificent, stunning Mount Rainier covered to snow like a white carpet. Loved it❤️.

Amazing hike and views!!! Got their early and with clear blue skies. Sunscreen and bug spray is a good idea on a hot sunny day.

We were so lucky today! Got there later than we wanted but visibility was excellent! Great trail over all! Besides all the peaks, we also saw a bear down in valley, many deer close to trail and a screaming marmot! There is a slow down because of construction and trail is closed every other week.

Great trail! Good views on a clear day throughout the hike and beautiful lake. Didn’t make it to Anderson, but camped at Watson for one night. Beautiful surroundings with many little waterfalls on the far side of the lake. Snow on parts of the trail as of 07/07/18, but still able to see the right way to go. Got down to probably 35 degrees in the night.

This hike was one of the most beautiful I’ve ever done. First 2.5 miles weren’t bad at all but the last mile and half was pretty tiring. I had to stop a couple times to catch my breath. Still a little snow at the top but you won’t need spikes or anything like that.

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