Wildflower Hike - Mt. Fremont Lookout

Mt. Fremont is an outstanding hike to see many of the flowering alpine plants of Mount Rainier National Park. Beginning at Sunrise, the primary visitor center on the north side of the Park, the hike is approximately 5.7 miles round trip with over 800' of elevation gain. The best time is July-August. Check conditions before setting out.

Mt. Fremont with Frozen Lake in the foreground

- click on the photo to link to pdf file for printable two page map and guide/flower index -

Trailhead Note: The trailhead is found on the north side of the Sunrise parking area east of the restrooms. Sunrise is approximately 15.5 miles from the White River entrance off of SR 410. Seasonal closure is at the White River campgroud road, approximately 5.5 miles from 410. The road often does not open until July. It is always important to check the status of the road in planning hikes originating from Sunrise. Although the parking lot is large and overflow parking is usually accomodated the quality of this hike is enhanced by an early start when the lot is virtually empty; and then returning in the afternoon and wondering "where did everyone come from."

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