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    Forest Lake via Huckleberry Creek and Sourdough Ridge

    Difficulty
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    Moderate
    Duration
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    3-4h
    Distance
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    8.5 km
    Elevation
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    527 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The hike to Forest Lake via Huckleberry Creek and Sourdough Ridge is an 8.5 km moderately trafficked out and back trail in Mount Rainier National Park that is rated as moderate and provides access to Forest Lake Camp. Even if you’re not camping, this is a pretty hike with enjoyable mountain views.

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    Route Description for Forest Lake via Huckleberry Creek and Sourdough Ridge

    The Forest Lake via Huckleberry Creek and Sourdough Ridge hike is a great way to access Forest Lake Camp or to just enjoy the beauty of Mount Rainier National Park. We do recommend booking a site to make this into a mini backpacking trip if you can.

    The hike begins from the parking area at Sunrise. Take Sourdough Ridge Trail to the junction with Huckleberry Creek Trail, where you’ll stay right. The trail switchbacks, crosses two arms of the same creek, climbs through the trees, and then arrives at Forest Lake. If you’re just day hiking, retrace your steps back to Sunrise.

    Getting to the Forest Lake via Huckleberry Creek and Sourdough Ridge Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Forest Lake via Huckleberry Creek and Sourdough Ridge hike is at the western terminus of Sunrise Park Road in the Sunrise area. Take Sunrise Park Road through all the hairpin turns and park in the lot.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      Forest Lake Camp

    • When to do

      April-September

    • Pets allowed

      No

    • Family friendly

      No

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      Moderate

    • Route Type

      Out and back

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