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Mount Rainier Trails
Brochure of Sunrise Area Trails at Mount Rainier National Park in Washington. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).
Mount Rainier National Park National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior Sunrise Area Trails All hiking times and distances are round-trip, unless otherwise indicated. Always carry the Ten Essentials: a topographic map and compass, extra food, extra clothing/rain gear, emergency shelter, first aid kit, headlamp or flashlight and spare batteries, extra water, sunglasses and sunscreen, repair kit/tools, and waterproof matches—for emergency use only (fires are not allowed in Mount Rainier’s Wilderness). Easy Trails Sunrise Nature Trail 1.5 miles. 300' elevation gain. Average hiking time: 45 minutes. The trailhead is at the upper end of the picnic area. Self-guiding loop with views of Mount Rainier and the Cascades. Pets & bicycles are prohibited on park trails Silver Forest Trail 2 miles. 150' elevation gain. Average hiking time: 1 hour. The trailhead is located south of the parking lot. Follow the Sunrise Rim Trail, then head east on the Silver Forest Trail. This trail leads to spectacular views at the Emmons Vista Overlooks (0.5 mile one way), continues through an old burn area. Moderate Trails Sourdough Ridge Trail: (West to Frozen Lake) 3 miles. 500' elevation gain. Average hiking time: 1.5 hours. Follow the nature trail to the left, then head west on the Sourdough Ridge Trail. Return to Sunrise via the Wonderland Trail and the old Campground Trail. Fragile vegetation in Frozen Lake area: Please Stay On The Trail! (East to Dege Peak) 4.2 miles. 800' elevation gain. Average hiking time: 2.5 hours. Follow the nature trail to the right, then head east on the Sourdough Ridge Trail to the Dege Peak spur trail. Emmons Moraine Trail 3 miles, 700' elevation gain. Average hiking time: 3 hours. Begins in “D” loop of the White River Campground. Follow the Glacier Basin Trail for one mile; take the left fork and hike along the moraine. Strenuous Trails Sunrise Rim Trail 5.2 miles. 1000' elevation gain. Average hiking time 3 hours. Follow the Sunrise Rim Trail to Shadow Lake continuing to Glacier Overlook and 1st Burroughs Mountain. Burroughs Mountain Trail (1st Burroughs Mtn.) 4.8 miles. 900' elevation gain. Average hiking time: 3 hours. (2nd Burroughs Mtn.) 6.0 miles. 1200' elevation gain. Average hiking time: 4 hours. Start at the upper end of the picnic area. Follow the Sourdough Ridge Trail to the junction at Frozen Lake, then climb up the Burroughs Mtn. Trail. Return via the Sunrise Rim Trail. Caution: Hazardous travel on icy slopes until late in the season! Mount Fremont Lookout Trail 5.6 miles. 900' elevation gain. Average hiking time: 3.5 hours. Follow the Sourdough Ridge Trail to the junction at Frozen Lake, then take the Mount Fremont Trail to the old fire lookout. Upper Palisades Lake Trail 7 miles. 1800' elevation gain. Average hiking time: 5 hours. Begins at Sunrise Point. Follow the Palisades Lake Trail past Clover Lake to Upper Palisades Lake. No views of Mount Rainier. Glacier Basin Trail 6.5 miles. 1700' elevation gain. Average hiking time: 6 hours. Begins in “D” loop of the White River Campground. Berkeley Park 7 miles. 1200' elevation gain. Average hiking time: 5 hours. Take the Sourdough Ridge Trail to the junction at Frozen Lake, then follow a section of the Northern Loop Trail down into Berkeley Park. 8/16 7400' 6000' 0 Second Burroughs Glacier Basin Camp .7 .7 1.3 .7 MILES 1/2 .4 1.3 1 il Tra Sunrise Camp .6 Frozen Lake .8 7200' Mt. Fremont 7181' Mt. Fremont Lookout .5 aine r Mo ns o m Em 1.5 n s. Mt .6 hs g First Burroughs u 7000' 2.2 o Mystic Lake 1.5 To Grand Park Berkeley Park Skyscraper Pass 7078' Skyscraper Mtn. 5380' Berkeley Park Camp Carry the "10 Essentials" and Leave No Trace of your visit. Pets are NOT allowed on trails. Do not feed or approach wildlife. Use a topographic map. Permit required for Wilderness camping. PROTECT THE MEADOWS! Sunrise Area Trails 5653' .9 Glacier Overlook .5 Campground Goat Island Wilderness Camp Mtn. 7288' required) (permit 4232' .8 Wonderland Trail To Summerland 4.1 2.6 White River Campground Emmons Vista 1.2 Silver Forest Trail Sourdough Ridge Sunrise 6400' .5 Wonderland Trail Trail .5 .3 2.6 Road .3 Hu l ck Forest Lake Camp Shadow Lake .8 1.9 Forest Lake Park Green Trail conditions can chang e. Always check trail conditions before hiking. n MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK rr Bu be k e ry Basi ber ee rry H le uck Cr 7006' Dege Peak 5922' Hidden Lake 1.2 5853' Upper Palisades Lake 5738' W Sunrise Lake 1.0 5751' te Ri v er 6/15 White River Entrance Hwy. 410 Park To Owyhigh Lake hi Clover Lake River White .5 Sunrise Point Dick Lake Camp 1.4 .7 Upper Palisades Lake Camp 5505' Lower Palisades Lake