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Sunrise Rim

Intermediate
 4.3 (6)

Staggering views from atop the rim make this connector trail a must-do!


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Miles

0.9

KM

Point to Point

6,388' 1,947 m

High

6,219' 1,896 m

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Up

169' 51 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

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Features Birding · Views · Wildlife

Description

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.

From the Sunrise Trailhead, this short trail traverses along the rim before terminating at Wonderland Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Wildflowers abound during summer months.

Contacts

Shared By:

Brian Smith

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 6 votes

#8

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#7220

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  4.3 from 6 votes
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#8

in Sunrise

#332

in Washington

#7,220

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This mountain's scale in incomprehensible...
Feb 26, 2015 near Eatonville, WA
Through the trail near Sunrise
Feb 26, 2015 near Eatonville, WA

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Sep 21, 2020
Tony Romero
4.7mi — 12h 15m
Aug 23, 2020
Charlyene Johnson
Aug 18, 2020
Cynthia Fox
Aug 5, 2020
Nick Smith
Not really worth the time, but there are some good views of the mountain. 0.5mi — 1h 00m
Aug 1, 2020
Jessie Smith
Jul 14, 2020
Trenton Short
Jul 3, 2020
Mel H
Sep 21, 2019
Adrian Castrillo