Tolmie Peak Trail

MODERATE 125 reviews

Tolmie Peak Trail is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ashford, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1646 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

no dogs

This is a beautiful hike past alpine lakes to a fire tower look out over the surrounding peaks and a commanding view of Mount Rainier. You will want to take a camera and pack a lunch to lounge on the summit rocks in the sun. Note: The true summit of the peak is 300 yards down the ridge from the fire tower. Park Pass required.

2 days ago

11 days ago

The road is closed 5 miles before the trailhead, and the part not closed is in a very bad condition

backpacking
1 month ago

sooo worth the trek. beautiful views and the lake is clear top to bottom, bring some trunks

walking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Nice hike but a couple of steep uphill climbs. The last mile to Eunice lake and from there to Tolmie peak were fairly steep but I saw several children and people obviously not prepared for a hike, but they were managing. Unfortunately for me, the clouds came in and I never saw Mount Rainier the entire trip. But I was able to get some great views of Eunice lake and Tolmie Peak.

7 months ago

Amazing views!!

hiking
8 months ago

This is now the #1 hike in my book!
Absolutely breathtaking views of Mt Rainier and lakes.
MUST go on a clear day and when both Tolmie Lookout and Rainier are forecast clear, otherwise you will miss one of the most awesome views ever.

hiking
8 months ago

8 months ago

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

beautiful views of Mt Rainier, Lake Eugine and Lake Mowich. Quite easy hike that only gets tough in the end. Go on a clear day to get the best views. There was a lot of wild flowers on the hike as well.
We brought paddle boards and went out on Lake Mowich. The lake is super clear. If you have a paddle board or kayak it's a must going out on the Lake!
I could definitely do this hike again.

8 months ago

9 months ago

Gorgeous hike!! The drive up is a bit challenging. You will need to drive about 15 miles on gravel road to get there with potholes, but it's totally worth it. The views are unparalleled and one of the best hikes I've ever been on. Definitely will be back!

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

I can see why this trail was listed in the top 20 day trails for Washington State. Spectacular views. From Tolmie peak we could see Mt Baker to the North, Mt St Helen to the South, Mt Olympus to the West and the awesome Mt Rainier to our East.

hiking
9 months ago

Great day, great trail, great views. Hiked up from Mowich Lake Sept 12 with my two sons (ages 13 and 19). Celebrated my 19 year olds birthday at the top with Hostess Cup Cake (it got squished in the backpack of course) Hung out at the fire watch tower and chatted with a variety of folks including Wonderland Trail through hikers. Some were very tired, others were full of energy. Met two nice Canadian through hikers who were on day 3. Were from Kansas so this was pretty darn cool.