Wonderland Trail to Camp Summerland
The Wonderland Trail to Camp Summerland hike is a 16.3 km out and back trail of moderate difficulty in Mount Rainier National Park. Despite a longer length, this trail remains moderate thanks to its gradual elevation gain. You’ll enjoy gorgeous wildflower meadows, lakes, streams, and mountain views on this trail.
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Route Description for Wonderland Trail to Camp Summerland
This trail passes through lots of diverse terrain, keeping the hike interesting the whole way through. We definitely recommend hiking to Summerland Camp in the peak of wildflower season for the most rewarding day out. Do note that there can be bothersome bugs until you cross Fryingpan Creek, so bring spray.
Begin hiking through the forest, where you’ll be for about two miles. You’ll cross over Fryingpan Creek before exiting the forest. Then, begin to hike along switchbacks, passing through a few wildflower meadows filled with lakes, gaining 305 m of elevation as you approach Camp Summerland. Watch the terrain change as you cross rocky slopes and the trees become smaller.
The views slightly beyond the camp are actually better than the camp itself, so if you want to continue to the lake past camp or even Panhandle Gap, you’ll be rewarded for the extra effort.
Return the way you came.
Getting to the Wonderland Trail to Camp Summerland Trailhead
To get to the trailhead for the Wonderland Trail to Camp Summerland hike from Enumclaw, take Highway 410 south for 57.9 km into the park. Continue 6.4 km to White River Canyon Road towards Sunrise. Continue for about 4.8 km to the trailhead parking area on the right.
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