Snow Lake in Mount Rainer National Park

Continuing our Washington road trip, we went from Olympic National Park to our next destination: Mount Rainier National Park

Unfortunately, the weather wasn't on our side during this trip. It was a gloomy day and the clouds were quite low. When we made it to Tacoma, we weren't able to see Mount Rainier at all. What a bummer! 

So, we ended up decided on Snow Lake. The cloudy day gives the greenish blue lake an eerie feel.

Let's get started

Head to the Visitor Centre for more information about the park. The drive over was one of my favourite drives so far. Driving on the bridge through the mountain range is such an incredible experience. 

When you get there, head towards the trail. As a moderate hike, it'a not too steep, but it is rocky. You'll gradually head uphill, and then you'll need to head downhill to actually reach the lake.


  • It takes about 2.5-3.5 hours round-trip. 
  • It's a $5 USD parking fee. You'll have to fill out the envelope!
  • Make sure to wear a pair of sturdy hiking shoes. 

Happy Adventuring!