Silver Forest Trail
The Silver Forest Trail is a 3.1 km lightly trafficked out and back trail in Mount Rainier National Park that is rated as easy. This kid-friendly trail provides fantastic mountain views. You can see Emmons Glacier and Mount Rainier along with a sea of wildflowers in midsummer. Bring lots of bug spray and enjoy this trail.
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Route Description for Silver Forest Trail
This short, simple trail offers fabulous views of Emmons Glacier, Mount Rainier, and a sea of wildflowers. You can take the ultra-short walk to Emmons Vista or press on further to the trail’s end depending on your desired effort.
From the Sunrise parking lot, take the Sunrise Rim Trail south. Stay left at the fork and stop to admire Emmons Vista. Continue along the trail, enjoying wide views of the mountains and the lush meadows on either side. This arm of the trail eventually terminates, so you can hike it as long as you like or all the way to the end before turning back. Enjoy!
Getting to the Silver Forest Trail Trailhead
To get to the trailhead for the Silver Forest Trail from the northeast entrance to the park, follow State Route 410 for 20.9 km to its end at Sunrise. There is ample parking and facilities here.
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