8.1.16 Hike of the Week: Tolmie Peak / Eunice Lake | Visit Rainier

8.1.16 Hike of the Week: Tolmie Peak / Eunice Lake

Area: Mowich Lake
Hike Type: Mountain views Pass: National Park Pass
Distance: 6.4 mi RT Duration: 4 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate
Snow-Free: Mid-July – Oct Elevation Gain: 1,400 ft High Point: 5,939 ft

Features: historical fire lookout tower, subalpine lake, exceptional wildflowers, kid-friendly

This is a great family-friendly hike from Mount Rainier National Park’s largest lake to one of its four remaining historic fire lookouts. En route wander through old growth hemlock groves and beneath steep rock walls of columnar basalt.  Stop at sparkling Eunice Lake beneath Tolmie’s rocky south face and soak your feet. Then lace up—hit the trail and pass wildflower patches on your way to the summit. Once atop inspect the lookout and marvel at one of the best views in the park—Rainier in all its snowy glory towering over two shimmering lakes.

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