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At an elevation of 6,400 feet, Sunrise is the highest point that can be reached by vehicle at Mount Rainier National Park. In summer, mountain meadows abound with wildflowers. On clear summer days, Sunrise provides breathtaking views of Mount Rainier, Emmons Glacier, and vibrant wildflower meadows.

Sunrise Point offers nearly 360-degree views of the surrounding valleys, Mount Rainier, and other volcanoes in the Cascade Range such as Mount Adams. These views and an excellent trail system make Sunrise the second most visited location in the park.

Short Walk: Sunrise is located 60 miles northeast of the Nisqually Entrance and 14 miles northwest of the Sunrise/White River turnoff on Highway 410.

The Sunrise Road usually opens in late June or early July and closes in late September to early October. Check the road status before setting out.

Family Friendly: Pick your adventure at Sunrise: Soak in the views from the parking lot, stroll over to Emmons Vista Overlook or embark on a longer hike.

Gem Type: Viewpoint

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Brian Smith

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Sep 3, 2020
Janet Kim
Aug 24, 2020
David Scott
Aug 5, 2020
Nick Smith
Jul 31, 2020
Carrie Bardwell
Did five mile awesome hike. Saw goats
Jul 23, 2020
Tara L
stunning
Jul 17, 2020
Jill W
Up to the top of the mountain via the road, then back down the trail just at dusk. Beautiful clear vistas of Rainier and the valleys. Everyone masked
Jul 12, 2020
Suzanna Rocha-Campos
SEA travel
Sep 27, 2019
Megan Chiasson

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