With A Striking Blue Lake And Mountain Views, The Little-Known Summit Lake Trail In Washington Is Unexpectedly Magical

Washington hikers: do you hike your favorite few trails every year, or do you prefer to branch out and try some new adventures? Either way, the Summit Lake Trail is sure to become a fast favorite… and it’s one you might want to hike more than once.

Technically, this trail is located outside the borders of Mt. Rainier National Park, so you won’t need to enter the park to enjoy it. But since it’s so close, you’ll get all the benefits of the breathtaking mountain views—and that’s just the beginning.

What trails are on your hiking list this year?

Address: Summit Lake Trailhead, Unnamed Rd, Carbonado, WA 98323, USA