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    83 m
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    4.3 km
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    Ipsut Pass Hike


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    The Ipsut Pass hike on Wonderland and Lakeshore trails is a 4.3 km moderately trafficked out and back trail in Mount Rainier National Park that is rated as easy-moderate. This trail itself is short and sweet, but you can extend your hike to Eunice Lake or further on. With minimal elevation gain and great views, this is a great choice for most skill levels. We recommend bringing bug spray on this hike.

    Route Description for Ipsut Pass Hike

    The hike to Ipsut Pass is a quick, scenic trip in Mount Rainier National Park. While the walk alongside Mowich Lake and the views from the pass are enjoyable, many people choose to continue to Eunice Lake to extend their trip.

    From the Mowich Lake trailhead, walk along the lefthand side of the lake on Wonderland Trail. The trail will eventually break away from the lake, gaining light elevation as it approaches the pass. At the pass, the trail branches to the left and right; if you wish to continue to Eunice Lake, take the trail on the left and prepare for more considerable elevation gain. If the pass is your objective, retrace your steps to the lakeshore.

    Getting to the Ipsut Pass Hike Trailhead

    The trailhead for the hike to Ipsut Pass is in Mowich Lake near the campground. Take Mowich Lake Road to its terminus and park at the first parking area you come to.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground:

      Mowich Lake Campground

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    • Route Type:

      Out and back

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