Sunrise Trail is a hiking trail in Pierce County, Washington. It is within Mount Rainier National Park. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 5,525 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,702 feet. Near the end of the trail is a survey point.
Sunrise Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"From a scenery perspective, this short section’s highlights are all packed into the first mile as you travel through the famous meadows near Sunrise. The views from here across the deep chasm of the White River and up to Mount Rainier are, along with those from Paradise on the south side of the peak, the most famous views of the mountain. It’s truly a photographer’s paradise as Rainier displays all of its glory in a massive display of towering height, plunging glaciers, and general mountain grandeur. After leaving the Sunrise area, the trail plunges down a wooded hillside to White River Campground and then parallels roads for 2.4 miles to the popular trailhead at Fryingpan Creek."
--Doug Lourain, One Best Hike: Mount Rainiers Wonderland Trail (Wilderness Press).
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