Sunrise Rim is a hiking trail in Pierce County, Washington. It is within Mount Rainier National Park. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 6,391 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 203 feet. The Sunrise Lodge Post Office (historical) (elevation 6,394 feet) post office and the Sunrise Visitor Center (elevation 6,391 feet) information office are near the trailhead. There are also restroom, drinking water, a bench, a bicycle parking, a restaurant, and a parking. Along the trail there is a viewpoint.
Sunrise Rim Professional Reviews and Guides
"This loop travels along Sourdough Ridge, over the first hump of Burroughs Mountain, to an overlook of the Emmons Glacier, and descends along Sunrise Rim, past Shadow Lake and back to the Sunrise Complex.
While exploring the scenic area around the Sunrise Complex, this hike offers rare views of a wide range of landscapes in a relatively short loop. You walk along Sourdough Ridge, climb to the first hump of Burroughs Mountain, and look over the Emmons Glacier. Finally, you descend to Shadow Lake, through subalpine forest and back to the Sunrise parking lot."
--Heidi Radlinski and Mary Skjelset, Best Easy Day Hikes: Mount Rainier National Park (Falcon Guides).
"This loop travels along Sourdough Ridge, over the first hump of Burroughs Mountain, to an overlook of the Emmons Glacier, and then descends along Sunrise Rim, past Shadow Lake, and back to the Sunrise Complex.
While you are walking along this trail, you can see the Cascades to your right; on really clear days you can even see Mount Baker. Mount Rainier also looks magnificent from Sourdough Ridge. This hike has myriad options. Almost every trail junction offers a desirable side trip. We recommend taking the Huckleberry Creek Trail to Forest Lake, a total of 2.6 miles out of your way."
--Heidi Radlinski and Mary Skjelset, Hiking Mount Rainier National Park - 4th Edition (Falcon Guides).
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