Sourdough Ridge Nature Trail

Mount Rainier, Washington 98361

Sourdough Ridge Nature Trail

Sourdough Ridge Nature Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This one hour stroll up to and along Sourdough Ridge offers panoramic views and fantastic subalpine wildflowers.

For many years, the park maintained this short lollipop as an interpretive nature trail complete with thirteen informative stations. In 2012, the stations were pulled from the earth, but the trail remains worthwhile for its spectacular views and abundant subalpine flora.

To begin this hike, go to the northwestern part of the parking lot. Follow the wide trail that runs north beyond the restrooms. A map and display on the left (west) delineate some of the trails in the Sunrise area, including elevation charts and short descriptions."

Sourdough Ridge Nature Trail Reviews

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The Carbon River Rd is closed at the Ranger Station. This adds about 3 miles onto the hike just to get to the trailhead, making it 6 miles roundtrip. The trail is nice a bit steep at a few points. You get to walk under a large fallen tree at one point. About the last .2 miles of the trail just before Green Lake was covered with snow.

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Trail Information

Mount Rainier
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
About 1 hour
Mid-July through Sept
White River Wilderness Information Center, (360) 569-6670; Sunrise Visitor Center, (360) 663-2425
Local Contacts
USGS Sunrise; Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018