Sunrise & White River Area Hiking

in and around Sunrise & White River Area.

 
... Preview: A mild descent leads to a lovely mountain meadow brimming with wildflowers and clear streams. The trail goes down a hill and toward a valley for 1. 1 miles. At this point the Northern Loop Trail goes ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 7.6 miles   
... Preview: Berkeley Park may be the best place in the whole Sunrise area to throw yourself down on a patch of earth and simply sit and contemplate your good fortune. This is, after all, one of the richest wildfl ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 7 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This route offers more than just wonderful wildlife viewing. The trail atop Burroughs Mountain provides hikers outstanding views of the northeast face of Mount Rainier. Little Tahoma can be seen flank ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 7.4 miles   
... Preview: Make a gentle ascent from the Sunrise Complex to the top of a long mountain with the tundra-like terrain of alpine areas. The trail follows Burroughs Mountain uphill with no switchbacks. The path is s ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 6 miles   
... Preview: A steep climb to two beautiful mountain lakes tucked away in meadows abounding with glacier lilies beneath an impressive ridge. This steep hike climbs through serene forest into flower-filled meadows, ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 6 miles   
... Preview: These beautiful lakes are nestled in a green bowl beneath high, craggy peaks. You might encounter a few elk, maybe a mountain goat or two, and possibly even a black bear. The latter is especially like ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 6 miles   
... Preview: Grand views await you here, as Crystal Peak stands between the stunning spires of the Norse Peak Wilderness and the mighty summit of Mount Rainier’s northeastern flank. You might encounter elk; you’ll ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 8 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Seldom visited but deserving of more attention, this route rolls past a couple of sparkling waterfalls, climbs through lush old forest, and leads to moderate views from a wooded pass above a pretty wo ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 10 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This short hike leads through lush old forest to a picturesque waterfall and a cool woodland camp along a pretty forest stream. The trail lacks the panoramic views and awesome alpine scenery you’ll fi ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 1 mile    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: You start low, strolling up a deeply forested river valley, but end up in broad meadows with stellar views of Mount Rainier. The trail gets very little hiking pressure, so you’re almost certain to hav ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 10 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Forest Lake may be the most underappreciated lake within Mount Rainier National Park. You won’t find grand views. It’s not in a broad, sun-filled meadow. There is minimal camping space available and n ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 4 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: A short climb to the top of Dege Peak affords views of Mount Rainier, the North Cascades, Mount Adams, Mount Baker, and Sunrise Lake. The Sourdough Ridge Trail begins from the west end of the parking ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 2.8 miles   
... Preview: The rewards are grand views, wonderful lessons in geology, and easy hiking. The only drawback of the route is the potential for crowds—the hiking is relatively easy, leading out of a popular car campg ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 3 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: A short hike up to the Emmons Moraine provides an excellent view of the Emmons Glacier, the largest glacier in the contiguous United States. This short, gradual uphill hike is great for children. Hike ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 2.8 miles   
... Preview: A short descent over rocky alpine terrain travels through subalpine meadows to a quaint mountain lake. If you want to escape the crowd at Sunrise and experience a variety of different ecosystems, this ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 5 miles   
... Preview: The good news is you’ll have unmatched views nearly every step along this trail. The bad news is that the trail skirts high above the road for its entire length, so on busy days, you’ll hear traffic n ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 5 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: The Mount Fremont Trail, an easy half-day hike from the popular (and spectacular) Sunrise area, is an extremely popular hike that can be combined with other Sunrise-area destinations for a full day of ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 5.6 miles   
... Preview: Your time is running out. Without radical changes in global practices, glaciers could disappear entirely in the Lower 48 states, and the ice rivers on Mount Rainier are already in full retreat. Fortun ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 6 miles   
... Preview: A moderate ascent skirts the Emmons Glacier Moraine to a camp at the foot of the Inter Glacier, the icy path crossed by climbers summiting Mount Rainier from Camp Schurman. ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 7 miles   
... Preview: A mild descent to a lovely mountain meadow brimming with wildflowers and clear streams becomes a relatively flat hike to a massive expanse of subalpine park atop a plateau. You cannot miss Grand Park, ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 13.6 miles   
... Preview: Ain’t it Grand! When viewed from a distant vantage point, Grand Park looks as though a scythe sheared off the top of a mountain, leaving a flat, mesa-like meadow sprawling across the forested horizon. ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 9 miles   
... Preview: Trumpeted as one of the most spectacular hikes in Mount Rainier National Park, the trail from White River to Ohanapecosh does not disappoint. It’s an amazing overnight trip. ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 17.7 miles   
... Preview: A mild descent takes you to a lovely mountain meadow brimming with wildflowers and clear streams. Then enjoy a relatively flat hike through an expanse before a downhill to a forest lake. ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 20.2 miles   
... Preview: This hike makes a short ascent to a fire lookout on Mount Fremont that towers over the north side of the park. The lookout affords great views of Mount Rainier, Skyscraper Mountain, Grand Park, and So ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 5.4 miles   
... Preview: Want to give visiting relatives the best look at The Mountain? No, not via an elevator up the Space Needle. Do what Pat and Ira always do— take them on the Naches Peak Loop, circling one of the guardi ... Related information:... From the guidebook 100 Classic Hikes in Washington
Enumclaw, WA - Hiking - 4.5 miles   
... Preview: A popular loop in summer, Naches Peak Trail offers small mountain lakes, subalpine forest, good views of Mount Rainier, and a worthwhile side trip to Dewey Lake. For good reason, the loop around Nache ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 5 miles   
... Preview: This wondrous loop around the roadless northern section of Mount Rainier National Park involves intense ascents and descents and offers spectacular views of mountain meadows, massive parks, numerous l ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 35.5 miles   
... Preview: This hike is a steep then gradual ascent to mountain lakes surrounded by a meadow of wildflowers and the majestic, jutting Governors Ridge. The trail to Owyhigh Lakes sees fewer hikers than many other ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 8.8 miles   
... Preview: The local wildlife love the Owyhigh Lakes. This pair of shallow forest lakes provides good water, lots of forage in the shoreline meadows, and wonderful cover in the forests that press in around the l ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 8 miles   
... Preview: The combination of sprawling meadows, few trails, and virgin forest for cover makes the Palisades Lakes basin a haven for wildlife. This trail is the only one in the vast area between Huckleberry Cree ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 7.5 miles   
... Preview: A sharp descent leads down into a valley with many lakes. Upper Palisades Lake is beautiful. From the direction you approach, a field of flowers leads all the way to the water’s edge. Striated rock fo ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 7 miles   
... Preview: I’ll admit it: I think this is the single most spectacular day hike in the entire park. It’s also one of the toughest, but the workout is well worth the effort. This section of the Wonderland Trail is ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 12 miles   
... Preview: This is the perfect outing for families, or for anyone wanting an easy day in the glorious wildflower fields of the Sunrise area. Indeed, if you have out-of-town guests you want to impress, this gentl ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 3.5 miles   
... Preview: This route offers a perfect chance to see and experience a “silver forest” and to provide kids a learning experience as well. These stands of bright white trees can be found throughout the Pacific Nor ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 2.4 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Enjoy an easy one-hour walk to informative viewpoints along a flowery subalpine meadow. The Silver Forest Trail involves two parts. First, a short descent leads to two informative exhibits with great ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 2 miles   
... Preview: Never has sitting atop a Skyscraper been so enjoyable. Though no official trail leads to the mountaintop, this rounded peak is easily scaled by just about anyone. Indeed, summit seekers have beaten a ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 8.5 miles   
... Preview: This is a one-hour self-guiding informative stroll along Sourdough Ridge. You have a fantastic view of the grandeur of Mount Rainier, while the stations inform you about the small but crucial parts of ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 1.5 miles   
... Preview: If you’re looking for a quick way to get away from the car and into Mount Rainier’s alpine splendor, this is your express lane to ecstasy. The Sourdough Ridge Trail, which begins in the thick of the t ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 2.5 miles   
... Preview: This is a moderate five-hour day hike to one of the most spectacular subalpine and alpine regions within the park. ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 8.4 miles   
... Preview: Kids, as well as parents, love this short hike since it’s just long enough to tire out young legs without being too tiring—you can set aside your worries about having to tote your tot back to the trai ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 1.5 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This loop travels past Shadow Lake, over the first hump of Burroughs Mountain, to an overlook of the Emmons Glacier. ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 4 miles   
... Preview: The Wonderland Trail encircling Mount Rainier, built in 1915, passes through every life zone of the National Park from valley forests to alpine meadows to high barrens of rock and snow. Along the way ... Related information:... From the guidebook 100 Classic Hikes in Washington
Ashford, WA - Hiking - 93 miles   
... Preview: The loop trail leaving Tipsoo Lake meanders through meadows that offer some of the best views of Mount Rainier found anywhere. The route is relatively flat—it rolls up and down but has no ridiculously ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 3 miles   
... Preview: This day hike or overnight trip offers access to a string of seven subalpine lakes and tarns on the dry side of Mount Rainier National Park. Along the way the up-and-down trail passes through meadows ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking Washington
Buckley, WA - Hiking - 5.8 miles   
... Preview: If you need a hike that stretches your legs, exercises your lungs, and offers a good dose of solitude in a very popular part of the park, check out this route. This section of the Wonderland Trail, re ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - 6 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This spectacular, nearly 90-mile loop completely encircles Mount Rainier, presenting a challenge to the ablest hiker and a comprehensive taste of Mount Rainier. This hike involves dramatic elevation c ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking Mount Rainier National Park
Wilkeson, WA - Hiking - 87.2 miles   

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