Explore the most popular wildlife trails near Orting with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Take the right fork of Rain Forest Loop out of the parking lot as the left has a washed out bridge. Starts easy until you get off the loop. Backside of the loop is the beginning of the Boundary trail and it gets uphill in a hurry and doesn't relent. Little over halfway is a waterfall. Good resting spot. Not much a view from there though. Keep going to the top of the ridge for spectacular views. Good heart rate elevator. Doing it again for sure.

It was a fun trail to climb

It is paved and good for a smooth, no elevation ride

My fave trail! Well maintained with good views of nature! River, horses, cows and emu! We will try biking here next time!

Gate to mowich lake is still closed to vehicles.

Great trail for families. Watch out for the bicycles though.

Fairly difficult trail that is vertical almost the entire way. Best part about the hike is the waterfall, other than that it’s so so.

Definitely recommended if you want an overnight trip. Go in the late summer when most of the wildflowers are still in bloom & the huckleberries are terrific to eat. Huge bonus! The natural beauty in the Spray Park area is absolutely gorgeous.

The lake itself is amazing! There are several trails going everywhere. There are also a few tent camping spaces with some rest rooms. Make sure the ice is melted for some amazing pictures.

One of my favorite trails for a nice scenic NW ride. Beautiful Rainier views and love the farms it rolls through.

Amazing trail. Lots of switch backs and vertical . Beautifully scenery . If any one dose happen to climb in soon I may have lost a blue dry sac up near the summit , stopped at a fallen down tree a mile or so past the water fall. Had some importantly stuff in it . Would appreciate if anyone could let me know. Happy hiking .

Enjoyed it, beautiful scenery, great workout!

Great hike !!! Go early tne parking lot gets filled. Very fast !!!! The hike to Eunice lake is amazing - and in to tne fire lookout !!

My family and I had gotten to other hiking places around 10 in the morning and there was plenty of parking but here the parking on the road was a mile long when he had gotten there a little before 10 also it was Saturday morning so that could have been it too

There is no trail that is called mowich lake trail. There are multiple other ones that you can do. There is one called Tolmie peak and it looks out over mowich lake it is about 4 mile hike in and back. Also NO PETS ALLOWED and. Discover pass does not get you in for free you will have to pay $25. There is a tent campground with bathrooms. If you go down another trail there are another 4 or 5 trails you can pick from but the shortest one it 6 miles in and back. Other than that there is not a trail for mowich lake you can't go all the way around it. You can go fishing and kayaking in the lake. It was very beautiful. My friend and I did go for a swimming after all of our hiking and it felt amazing.

9 miles of gravel road to get to the trailhead and way too many flies/mosquitos (at least in July), but otherwise absolutely phenomenal! Lots of diversity in spectacular scenery/views/trails and a few places you can camp for the night. You'll have to get a special permit for wilderness hiking but the camp sites are great. Would highly recommend, just bring bug spray

Saturday, July 15, 2017

The trees are fully leaved and the trail is cool on a hot summer day.

Friday, June 23, 2017

very nice trail, really peaceful, being next to the river kind of gives you a feeling that you're in the mountains.

Friday, April 07, 2017

great trail for the dogs and the whole family

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Serene & beautiful

Friday, September 30, 2016

great trail!!!

this lake is not in Orting, it's up past Carbinado

Amazingly beautiful place!

Check to make sure the snow is melted before going.

Went on a cloudy Memorial Day weekend hike, started at the Mowich Lake trailhead, up to the lake then looped on the gravel road back to the station. Trail was pretty nice, only saw a couple people in the morning so not too busy. Lots of beautiful cascades and waterfalls, but also lots of fallen logs to scramble over which were a little slippery. Lake was absolutely beautiful and crystal clear at the end of the trail, still at least a couple feet of snow at the campsite and the first mile or so back down the road.

So beautiful!! would do it again in a heart beat

It's a real tough hike if your not used to them. Th says 6.1miles which seems to go on forever. The lake is as food as any at the end though to make it all worth it.

Saturday, April 02, 2016

it's an annual bike ride around the area did it a few different times

Mowich is beautiful, the water is crystal clear and not to cold that you can't go swimming in it. It's so calming and peaceful there is little meadows surrounding the water as well amazing hiking trails that lead up to stunning views of the mountain. It's a great place to go if you're looking for adventure and a nice place to take your family or a group of buddies camping for the weekend.

The lake was absolutely gorgeous on our Anniversary! The trail around the lake was fun and friendly. nice camping and bathroom facility. No stamp at the ranger station for my wife's parks passport cancellation. Road to trail was a test on our suspension(~10 mile of logging road.) I don't know how sedans made it in one piece.

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