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    Sunrise Lake Trail

    Difficulty
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    Very Easy
    Duration
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    1h
    Distance
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    2.4 km
    Elevation
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    122 m
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    The Sunrise Lake Trail is an easy, short, family-friendly hike in Mount Rainier National Park that features a small lake. This trail is suitable for all skill levels and a good side trip for hikers on Palisades Lake Trail. Bring bug spray and enjoy!

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    Route Description for Sunrise Lake Trail

    Sunrise Lake Trail is a short, easy hike suitable for all ages. It features a lake, wildflowers, and plenty of greenery. We recommend bringing bug spray for this trail.

    The Sunrise Lake Trail heads out on Palisades Lake Trail off the curve of the road. Follow this trail, winding around a tight left turn, to Sunrise Lake. Loop around the entire lakeshore, then retrace your steps to your car. Since this hike is a quick one, we recommend relaxing for a while at the lake.

    Getting to the Sunrise Lake Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Sunrise Lakes Trail is off a hairpin turn on Sunrise Park Road. Driving towards its terminus in the park, watch for the parking area off the 4th hairpin turn.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      No

    • When to do

      March-October

    • Pets allowed

      No

    • Family friendly

      Yes

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      Moderate

    • Route Type

      Lollipop

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