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Sunrise Rim

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.5 mile 0.9 kilometer point to point
90% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -169' -51 m
High: 6,388' 1,947 m
Low: 6,219' 1,896 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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Trail shared by Brian Smith

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

Brian Smith

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.

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  4.6 from 5 votes

#5

in Sunrise

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#5

in Sunrise

#237

in Washington

#5,530

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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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