||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.