Overview

Description

A hike that really has most of the elements that make for a great outing: challenging up and down patches for aerobic benefit; creeks, tarns and meadows to cruise through; wildlife and wildflowers, two killer locations in Bench Lake and Snow Lake, and The Mountain (Mount Rainier) looming over your return hike.

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Elevation

Details

Created by: Glenn_Nelson
Distance: 2.8 mi
Ascent: 715 ft
Date: 09/02/2014
Duration: 2 hrs 49 min
Descent: 716 ft
Tags: Mount Rainier National Park, Snow Lake, Bench Lake, Stevens Canyon Road
Difficulty: Moderate

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Points of Interest

Mount Rainier View
The great benefit of reaching Snow Lake is the hike back. Mount Rainier looms during most of the return trip.
Snow Lake Pano
A panorama of Snow Lake, stitched from five different images.
Snow Lake Portrait
Me, near camp site No. 1 at Snow Lake
A short look around the glacial lake at the end of the Bench-Snow Lakes Trail off Stevens Canyon Road in Mount Rainier National Park.
Mount Rainer National Park - Mount Rainier Wilderness 4
Mount Rainer National Park - Mount Rainier Wilderness 4