This is a great trail that is perfect for the family within Rainier National Park. It will take you from Tipsoo Lake with its great view of Mt. Rainier around Naches Mountain in a loop hike with many spectacular views. On the opposite side of Naches Peak from the highway you will have the option at a junction to visit two more alpine lakes if you have the energy for the descent down to them and ascent back.
Directions: This hike begins at a parking lot a half mile from Chinook Pass on Highway 410 in Rainier National Park. There is a fee to enter the park and dogs are not allowed on this trail.
There is no fee to park here but there is of course a fee to enter the park. This is not open in the wintertime. Head out along the west side of Tipsoo Lake and start the loop hike in a clockwise direction for the best views of Mt. Rainier.