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Tolmie Peak Trail

Intermediate

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1.4 mile 2.2 kilometer point to point
75% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 759' 231 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 5,878' 1,792 m
Low: 5,119' 1,560 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 36% (20°)

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Trail shared by Brian Smith

Eunice Lake and Tolmie Peak Lookout offer spectacular views of Mount Rainier and surrounding areas.

Brian Smith

Features Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

To access the Tolmie Peak Trail, take the Wonderland Trail from the south side of Mowich Lake. The trail contours around the mountain's southern flank below Lake Eunice before ascending steeply through a series of switchbacks. The trail ascends through gradually thinning coniferous forest. After about a half-mile, the trail levels out as it emerges at Lake Eunice. Take a few moments to enjoy the lake's pristine, picturesque waters as well as the craggy slopes above the lake. Some will choose to turn around here, but the trail continues to the summit of Tolmie Peak.

The last mile from Eunice Lake to Tolmie Peak Lookout is steep, but well worth the effort! Views of the lake below and Mt. Rainier to the south abound as you run uphill. After a final switchback, the trail trends eastward and the grade lessens. At the summit, prepare to be awestricken by panoramic views of the pristine, lush surroundings.

Flora & Fauna

The subalpine meadows and shore around Eunice Lake are easily damaged. Try to minimize your impact on this delicate environment by running only on the constructed trails and resting or picnicking on rocks near the trail.

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Photos

Mt. Rainier and Eunice Lake From Tolmie Peak Lookout Tower
Dec 30, 2018 near Buckley, WA
Mt. Rainier from Tolmie Peak Lookout with Eunice Lake visible in the forefront
Jul 28, 2017 near Buckley, WA
You catch a glimpse of Mt. Rainier from the Tolmie Peak Trail as it goes by Eunice Lake
Jul 28, 2017 near Buckley, WA
Eunice Lake from above.
Feb 26, 2015 near Buckley, WA
Tolmie Peak Lookout
Mar 25, 2015 near Buckley, WA
Looking at Eunice Lake from Tolmie Peak
Feb 26, 2015 near Buckley, WA

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