8.29.16 Hike of the Week: Mount Fremont Lookout | Visit Rainier

8.29.16 Hike of the Week: Mount Fremont Lookout

Area: Sunrise
Hike Type: Mountain views Pass: Natl. Park Pass
Distance: 5.4 mi RT Duration: 3 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate
Snow-Free: Mid-July – Sept High Point: 7,200 Elevation Gain: 900

Features: kid-friendly, wildflowers, alpine views, historic fire lookout, wildlife watching

Hike to one of the four remaining fire lookouts in Mount Rainier National Park. Perched on an open 7,181-foot knoll on rocky Mount Fremont, this historic structure is the highest of the park’s lookouts. But don’t let Fremont’s lofty elevation intimidate you. You start your hike at Sunrise at 6,400-feet making this journey pretty manageable. Wildflowers along the way can be quite showy—but the real treat along this trail is catching a glimpse of the large herd of mountain goats that reside here.

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