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Overview

While Reflection Lakes garner most of the glory as the premier locales for views and reflections of Rainier, Bench and Snow Lakes offer equally stunning (if not better) reflections of the iconic peak, without the crowds. A short hike (about 1-mile one-way) filters out many park visitors who opt for the roadside convenience of Reflection Lakes.

Those who choose to hike to Snow Lake will be rewarded with incredible scenery and relative solitude. Be sure to check out Bench Lake along the way!

Short Hike: Follow the Bench and Snow Lake Trail from Stevens Canyon Rd.

Family Friendly: Moderate grades and short overall distance make this a great family outing. Pack a picnic!

Gem Type: Lake

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Brian Smith

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Sep 23, 2017
Thibault Bourzeix
Sep 23, 2017
Debbie Bair
Fun family hike!
Aug 14, 2017
Diana Rypkema
Pretty views, nice trees and smells. Cool leaves. Lots of flies. Persistent camp robbers. Boy who did not like the bathroom.
Aug 2, 2017
Diane Wallulis
Jul 29, 2017
LeAnn Splitter
Jul 10, 2017
Shey Goodwin
Jun 19, 2017
Caleb Goss
Jun 2, 2017
Scott T
Climbed Unicorn Peak via Snow Lake

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