Sunrise Peak Trail

Randle, Washington 98377

Sunrise Peak Trail

Sunrise Peak Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This is considered one of the best short hikes in the Dark Divide, a proposed wilderness area called after an early settler whose name was Dark. A winding, rough trail to a former lookout leads children up and through one of the Gifford Pinchot’s most magnificent old-growth forests, and out into the meadows of Juniper Ridge.

Alpine parkland and berry bushes lie all around. Tell children to look outward to find, set in a triangle, the three white-capped volcanoes—Rainier, Adams, and what’s left of St. Helens, its gaping crater. In late summer here, kids can pick all the berries they can eat."

Sunrise Peak Trail Reviews

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After a little trial and error, I found the road going up to the trail head. It is a one lane, dirt road - I would not bring a small care, there lots of large rocks and deep holes. About 3 miles from the trail head there was a land slide completely blocking the road. I was able to park close to the landslide and I was able to get around it. There is still a lot of compact ice on the road and trail. There was a couple of mid calf deep snow but mostly ankle deep. The views are spectacular and well worth the trip. I am glad that I went ahead and walked the 3 miles to the trail head, it was well worth it.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,480 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Day hike
4,292 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,772 feet
Top Elevation
Green Trails No. 333 McCoy Peak, No. 334 Blue Lake; USGS McCoy Peak, Tower Rock
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Jul 2018