Sunrise Nature Trail
The Sunrise Nature Trail is a short and sweet nature walk in Mount Rainier National Park that explores the Sunrise area. This trail is great for families and those seeking a less challenging trail and tends to take less than an hour to complete, making it a good addition to your other plans or hikes in the area.
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Route Description for Sunrise Nature Trail
The Sunrise Nature Trail is short, easy, and lined with beautiful wildflowers in midsummer. All times of year, you’re treated to great views of Mount Rainier and a kid-friendly trek. You can do this trail clockwise or counterclockwise, but counterclockwise offers a marginally smoother slope.
From Sunrise, take the trail to the northeast between the bathrooms and cafe. Walk up the stairs, taking a right at the junction. The trail splits left and right shortly after, where you can choose the direction of your loop. Just be aware that there are junctions on the far ends of either side of the loop, so keep right if you go clockwise and go left if you go counterclockwise.
Enjoy the endless flowers, the pretty forest, and the fabulous mountain views all along the trail. Complete your loop and rejoin the main trail back to sunrise.
Getting to the Sunrise Nature Trail Trailhead
To get to the trailhead for the hike to Sunrise Camp on Shadow Lakes Trail from Enumclaw, drive east on State Route 410 for 69.2 km to Sunrise Park Road. Make a right at the fork and drive for 24.1 km to the end of the road at the Sunrise Visitor Center.
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