Sunrise Trail

Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

Elevation Gain1,702ft
Trailhead Elevation5,525ft
Elevation Min/Max5525/7120ft
Elevation Start/End5525/5525ft

Sunrise Trail

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. This trail connects with the following: Burroughs Mountain Trail and Glacier Basin Trail.

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One Best Hike: Mount Rainiers Wonderland Trail (Wilderness Press)
Doug Lourain
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"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." Read more

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Mount Rainier National Park
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Mount Rainier National Park
Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Mt. Rainier National Park
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Dec 2018