Tolmie Peak is situated within the northwest corner of Mount Rainier National Park. A fire lookout is perched near the 5939 foot summit on columnar cliffs overlooking pretty Eunice Lake. The trailhead starts at Mowich Lake which is automobile accessible by the rough washboard Mowich Lake Road from the town of Wilkeson. The 4 mile trail starts by skirting the shore of Mowich Lake. The rough and rooty trail gains and loses elevation through forest and past cliffs until it finally opens upon reaching Eunice Lake at 5355 feet. Wildflowers and blueberries abound around the lake and alongside the trail as it climbs the final 500 feet to the summit of Tolmie Peak. The view from the summit offers distant vistas of Mt. St. Helens, The Olympics, Mt Stuart, Glacier Peak, and Mt Baker... and of course the magificent dominating view of Mt Rainier. Tolmie Peak is named for Dr. William Tolmie, the first European to visit this park area in 1833.
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct|
|Nearest major airport:||Seattle-Tacoma|
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- Log #21422 - by an anonymous user on Sep 07, 2008a relatively moderate trail until the last mile when the steep elevation is a bit of a challenge. the view of Mt. Rainier is spectacular from the fire lookout tower. The worse part of the whole hike...