Tipsoo Lake, at an elevation of 5,298 feet above sea level, is an alpine lake within the Northern Cascade Range in Pierce County, Washington.
It is well-known for its incredible views of Mount Rainier, Yakima Peak, and the surrounding landscape.
This lake is open to vehicles during the summer only, typically from June to October. It is also famous among Seattle hikers due to incredible Wildflower blooming, which peaks in mid to late July, with fall color starting in September.
There are several hiking trails near the lake that vary in degrees of difficulty. The most popular trails near this lake are the Naches Peak Loop and Chinook Pass.
The Naches Peak Loop nearby offers impressive flowers, mountain tarns, and epic views of Mt. Rainier. During the season, the wildflowers also challenge the Paradise meadows once the snow melts.
Best of all, this lake showcases the surrounding area with vibrant yellow, orange, and purple huckleberries with rich green vegetation.
This lake is especially famous for photographers, who can easily spend hours waiting for the perfect shot of Mt. Rainier as it reflects on the lake.
It is also a sweet spot to capture the sunrise at the east-facing side of Mount Rainier, which is one of the unforgettable experiences on the lake.