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Good hike for anyone who can walk. There are some areas that can be difficult to small children or... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Raul R
,
Anchorage, Alaska
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Awesome with terrific views

Easy hike... lots of up and down... I'm 67 and had no problems, except for the bugs... do take... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
cptrph
,
Eugene, Oregon
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Easy 1.3-mile trail offering splendid views of Mt. Rainier.
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Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Good hike for anyone who can walk. There are some areas that can be difficult to small children or people with mobility issues. Great views. The lake is worth walking to. I wish I had brought camping gear to spend the night.

Thank Raul R
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Easy hike... lots of up and down... I'm 67 and had no problems, except for the bugs... do take along the Off

Thank cptrph
Reviewed 28 July 2017

The trail to the lake is just a little above 1 mile long, it is quite a climb up the hill, but the beautiful lake is definitely worth it! We camped there, and were alone for the night - it was very calm, and so...More

1  Thank Galina Z
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We hiked there on the 4th of July to avoid crowds in the city. Unfortunately we underestimated the difficulty of this hike--there are really many steep ups and downs on the way and we did not feel it was suitable for kids unless they are...More

4  Thank Alyunay422
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We didn't go down to Bench Lake but went all the way to Snow Lake. The hike itself is okay, fun but nothing spectacular. However, Snow Lake is very pretty and is definitely worth the hike. The water is exquisitely blue. The hike is not...More

3  Thank Jane K
Reviewed 7 September 2016

After visiting Reflection Lakes, we hiked up to Snow Lake. The lake itself is very nice, but the immediate viewing area at the top is rather small. There was one small stream to cross, and the overall elevation was around 700 feet. There is a...More

Thank Cassie503
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This is not an easy hike but the lake is so beautiful that it was worth the hike out there. The water is turquoise and so pretty. There is a smaller lake that you hike by before you get to your destination but the trail...More

Thank nank59
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We were not expecting too much from this hike, it was just a quick little jaunt to end our stay in the park. We visited reflection lake first, hoping to see it's iconic, perfect reflection of Mt. Rainier, but were disappointed by the rather dull...More

Thank Erin_elizabeth882
Reviewed 18 August 2016

My family hiked to Bench and Snow Lake to fish. But we did not catch anything. We used plastic baits(worms and squids) and they didn't work at all. On our way out, we came across an old timer who said that salmon eggs should work....More

Thank Oskee1334
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Perfect hike for a cloudy day! Meadows are filled with birds and flowers. Lake is exquisite! Moraine fascinating! You cross a stream and over a couple of well made log bridges. I used hiking sticks...but...I'm 70😎

1  Thank Joan88
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