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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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Jun 6, 2019
Joseph Prete
Oct 21, 2018
Falisity Adcock
Great hike for kids. Our 5yr old had no problem with a few breaks in between. Lots of switchbacks. The Lakers are nice. We plan on camping in summer!
Oct 19, 2018
Shannon Lee
30/52 #52HikeChallenge
Aug 23, 2018
Michele Gregg-Day
Aug 22, 2018
Yikai Lin
Aug 4, 2018
Britni Rae
Aug 1, 2018
Aniva Brooks

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