Mount Fremont Lookout

Mount Rainier, Washington

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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 Sourdough Ridge. Walk up the paved path to the right (east) of the restrooms until you see a dirt trail on your right (north). Get on that trail and travel north until you come to a fork in the Sourdough Ridge Nature Trail. Turn left (northwest) and walk 0.2 mile to the Sourdough Ridge Trail. Turn left (west) onto the Sourdough Ridge Trail. While you are walking along this trail, you can see the North Cascades to your right. Mount Rainier also looms magnificent from Sourdough Ridge.
Best Easy Day Hikes: Mount Rainier National Park

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Mount Rainier National Park

by Heidi Schneider (Falcon Guides)

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 Sourdough Ridge.

Walk up the paved path to the right (east) of the restrooms until you see a dirt trail on your right (north). Get on that trail and travel north until you come to a fork in the Sourdough Ridge Nature Trail. Turn left (northwest) and walk 0.2 mile to the Sourdough Ridge Trail. Turn left (west) onto the Sourdough Ridge Trail. While you are walking along this trail, you can see the North Cascades to your right. Mount Rainier also looms magnificent from Sourdough Ridge.

© 2012 Heidi Schneider/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Mount Rainier
Distance: 5.4
Elevation Gain: 781 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: About 3 to 4 hours
Season: Early July through Sept
Features: Views
Local Contacts: White River Wilderness Information Center, (360) 569-6670; Sunrise Visitor Center, (360) 663-242
Local Maps: USGS Sunrise; Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Fremont Lookout

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