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Mount Fremont

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6.0 Miles 9.7 Kilometers


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1,016' 310 m

Ascent

-1,016' -310 m

Descent

7,166' 2,184 m

High

6,403' 1,952 m

Low

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

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A lovely hike to an old firetower atop Mount Fremont.

Brian Smith

Overview

This hike begins and ends at one of the most popular areas in the park and dips its toes into some of the best surrounding attractions. Sourdough Ridge, Frozen Lake and, of course, Mount Fremont are visited.
Features: Birding — Lake — River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: No Dogs

Description

From the Sunrise Parking area, take the Sourdough Ridge Access trail to the Sourdough Ridge Connector and turn left. Once on Sourdough Ridge, Views of the White River Valley, Rainier and lush green surroundings abound as you hike.

At mile 3.3, the Huckleberry Creek Trail will branch off to the right (North) and descend steeply from the ridge. Stay straight to keep on the Sourdough Ridge Trail. The final stretch of the trail descends and contours to a terminus at Frozen Lake.

The trail to Mt. Fremont traverses the west side of a rocky ridge for 1.4 miles to a fire lookout built in the 1930s.

Beginning with a slight descent and flat section, the trail quickly transitions to a steep ascent to gain the ridge. Once atop the ridge, the trail traverses to the north and eventually terminates at the Mt. Fremont fire lookout. On a clear day, hikers can enjoy superb views of Mount Rainier, the Cascades, and the Olympic Mountains. North of the lookout lies the spectacular meadows of Grand Park.

Flora & Fauna

Open forest and meadows predominate for most of this route. During the height of summer, the flowering meadows of Spray Park rival the beauty of any in the park.

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Nov 15, 2017
Linda Kim
Aug 27, 2017
Edward Hawkins
Arrived at the parking lot at 3:am. Was at the fire lookout by 4:17 and setup to capture an amazing sunrise. 5.8mi
Aug 22, 2017
Katie A
Aug 17, 2017
Claudio Schellino
Jul 30, 2017
Nick B
Great hike, lots of people later in the day 6mi
Jul 23, 2017
C J
6mi
Jul 16, 2017
Mu Jiang
强老大雷尼尔一日游 4mi
Jul 16, 2017
Brad Strathman
This hike has a stop at Frozen Lake and then climbs to Mt Fremont. The views are incredible at the fire lookout tower. 6mi

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  4.5 from 8 votes

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in Washington

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