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WTA's hiking guide is the most comprehensive database of hikes in Washington, and comprises content written by local hiking experts and user submitted information. All data is vetted by WTA staff. This resource is made possible by the donations of WTA members.

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Results List

4 Hikes
White River to Sunrise

Mount Rainier Area -- NE - Sunrise/White River

5.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2100 ft.
Highest Point: 6400.0 ft.
Average rating:
(5 votes)
A short but steep climb on the Wonderland Trail from a campground in Mount Rainier National Park to the Sunrise Visitor Center area.
Summerland - Panhandle Gap

Mount Rainier Area -- NE - Sunrise/White River

12.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2950 ft.
Highest Point: 6800.0 ft.
Average rating:
(51 votes)
Begin in old-growth forest, climb up to one of Mount Rainier's most spectacular wildflower meadows, then continue along the highest section of the Wonderland Trail to reach the alpine world of Panhandle Gap. Along the way be alert for marmots and goats, and it is not unusual to see a black bear.
Northern Loop

Mount Rainier Area -- NE - Sunrise/White River

36.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 12000 ft.
Highest Point: 6500.0 ft.
Average rating:
(8 votes)
A beautiful loop trail on the north side of Mount Rainier, this is a shorter, but no less lovely, option to the Wonderland Trail.
Sunrise to Carbon River Traverse

Mount Rainier Area -- NE - Sunrise/White River

13.7 miles, one-way
Gain: 5200 ft.
Highest Point: 6700.0 ft.
Average rating:
(1 vote)
A section of the scenic Wonderland Trail, enjoy views of Mount Rainier and the Carbon Glacier, numerous creek crossings, and meadows as you connect between Sunrise and the Carbon River.