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Sourdough Ridge

Intermediate

Trail

4.2 mile 6.7 kilometer point to point
88% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,006' 307 m
Descent: -367' -112 m
High: 6,812' 2,076 m
Low: 6,131' 1,869 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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Trail shared by Brian Smith

A beautiful ridge top trail with views and wildflowers abound.

Brian Smith

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

From the Sunrise Point parking area, this trail ascends gradually for 0.5 miles and then steeply for another 0.51 miles to gain the ridge above the road. Once atop the ridge, the trail undulates as it traverses to the west passing below Deer and Antler Peaks along the way.

Views of the White River Valley, Rainier and lush green surroundings abound. Eventually, the Sourdough Ridge Connector will spur off to the left (south) followed shortly thereafter by another Sourdough Ridge Connector. Both trails lead to the Sunrise parking, camping and visitor areas.

At mile 3.3, the Huckleberry Creek Trail will branch off to the right (north) and descend steeply from the ridge. The final stretch of Sourdough Ridge Trail descends and contours to Frozen Lake. From here, you have many options: take the Wonderland Trail back to Sunrise, follow Mount Fremont Trail to the fire tower, or wander up to the Burroughs Mountain Trail via the North Burroughs Mountain Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Sourdough Ridge is dominated by subalpine meadows that are ablaze with wildflowers in the summer.

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  4.3 from 6 votes

#7

in Sunrise

#6033

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#7

in Sunrise

#280

in Washington

#6,033

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Photos

Western anemone on Sourdough Ridge.
Mar 5, 2015 near Eatonville, WA
Nearing Sunrise, on our descent on the Sourdough Ridge trail
Mar 5, 2015 near Eatonville, WA
Governors Ridge, view from Sunrise Point
Mar 5, 2015 near Eatonville, WA
The trail follows the ridge back to Sunrise.
Feb 9, 2016 near Eatonville, WA
Sourdough Ridge Trail
Jul 27, 2015 near Eatonville, WA
The trail hugs the ridge line as you make your way away from Sunrise.
Feb 9, 2016 near Eatonville, WA

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