Grand Park

Enumclaw, Washington 98022

Grand Park

Grand Park Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Wildflower hunters who have not been sated by the glorious blooms in Berkeley Park can continue on down the trail a few miles farther to a huge alpine meadow with even more flowers—if you can believe it!"

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park (The Mountaineers Books)
Dan A. Nelson & Alan L. Bauer
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"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. Stroll into the meadows at the fringe of the broad, table-flat plateau of Grand Park, and it seems as if the vast field of wildflowers stretches endlessly before you. The meadows are occasionally broken by small stands of woodlands, several of which are “silver forests”— the still-standing weathered-gray skeletons of trees killed by forest fire. The “official” access to Grand Park requires a long 14-mile round-trip hike in from Sunrise. That’s a beautiful trail, but that long walk gets you only to the edge of the meadows. Better to visit Grand Park by the backdoor."
Hiking Mount Rainier National Park - 4th Edition (Falcon Guides)
Heidi Radlinski and Mary Skjelset
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"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. If you come to Sunrise at just the right moment—when the snow has melted in the parks below Sourdough Ridge but Berkeley Park has not quite burst into bloom—chances are that Grand Park will host a meadow of wildflowers as far as the eye can see. If you find yourself in this situation and can muster the energy for a long day hike, do not miss out on this opportunity. The hike starts from Sunrise, climbs to the top of Sourdough Ridge, weaves through Berkeley Park, and trundles over a ridge to the breathtaking expanse of Grand Park."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
6- 8 hours
Spring and summer. Best wildflowers: June–August
Additional Use
Wildflowers, Views
Sunrise Visitor Center, Mount Rainier National Park
Local Contacts
Green Trails #269S Mount Rainier; USGS Sunrise; Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park; DeLorme Page 85 E-8
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