About 58 miles southeast of Seattle, WA in Mt. Rainier National Park.
From Seattle: Follow I-5 South for 25 miles and take exit 142A to merge onto WA Highway 18 East toward North Bend/Auburn. Drive 4.4 miles and take the Auburn Way/WA Highway 164 East exit toward Enumclaw for 0.2 mile.
Make a slight right at 6th St SE then turn left at Auburn Way S/C St SE/WA Highway 164.
Continue to follow WA Highway 164 for 14.7 miles then turn left at Roosevelt Ave E/WA Highway 410.
Continue to follow WA Highway 410 for 37.3 miles.
Make a slight right at Sunrise Park Rd and follow it for 15.0 miles.
From Portland: Take I-5 North towards Seattle and drive for about 75 miles.
Take exit 68 for US-12 East. At the top of the off ramp, turn right onto US-12 and travel about 71.8 miles. This takes you past Morton and through Packwood.
Make a slight left onto WA Highway 123, driving for 16.1 miles. This road is seasonally closed. Continue straight onto WA Highway 410 for 3.5 miles.
Make a sharp left onto Sunrise Park Rd and follow the road for 15 miles to the Sunrise Visitors Center.
The road to Sunrise is usually only open from July through September.
There are bathrooms and water at the trailhead.
Pets are not allowed on the trails in National Parks.
A permit is needed to park.
Sourdough Ridge Trail, Wonderland Trail, and Mt. Fremont Trail with connections to Huckleberry Creek Trail, Burroughs Mountain Trail, Northern Loop Trail, and various other trails.
Length and Elevation:
5.5 miles round trip. Elevation gain of 1,200 feet and loss of 30 feet to Mt. Fremont. Elevation gain of 1,230 feet and loss of 1,230 feet roundtrip. Elevation at the trailhead at 6,400 feet, highest point is at 7,180 feet. Lowest elevation is 6,400 feet.
Review: August 23, 2009.
Park at the Sunrise Visitors Center and perhaps take in the exhibits at the Visitors Center.
After about .75 mile, the trail levels off and actually drops down a bit. Continue on the dusty trail, crossing a large scree field but the trail is well maintained and fairly wide. Follow the signs west towards Frozen Lake, passing the junction with the Huckleberry Creek Trail.