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Mount Fremont Lookout Trail is a 5.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Ashford, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from June until September.

Length 5.6 mi Elevation gain 1,145 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Lake

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Bugs

Rocky

No shade

No dogs

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The beginning of the trail started at the ranger station of the sunrise visitor center with grassy meadows full of wildflowers. Towards the end of the trail the landscape was mainly rocks with incredible views of Rainer and surrounding mountains. It is cool being able to experience different landscapes throughout the hike. The beginning of the trail started at the ranger station of the sunrise visitor center with grassy meadows full of wildflowers. Towards the end of the trail the landscape was mainly rocks with incredible views of Rainer and surrounding mountains. It is cool being able to experience different landscapes throughout the hike.

A National Parks Pass is required to enter the park

Mount Rainier National Park White River Wilderness Information Center 70004 Highway 410 East Enumclaw, WA 98022 Tel: 360) 569-6670

From Puyallup, east 52 miles on Highway 410 to Sunrise Road in Mount Rainier National Park. Turn right and drive 15 miles to the trailhead at Sunrise Visitor Center.

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Moukthika Reddy
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HikingRockyScramble

Trail started off a bit easy in the beginning. After you cross the lake, it gets a bit steep. Trail is a mix of incline, decline, and flat going there and back. We went during sunrise. Started at the trailhead at 5 am and got to the top by 6:20. Not a lot of traffic at the time but coming back down, there were a ton of people so highly suggest going early. Pretty cold at the top and very windy, definitely recommend gloves and maybe a winter hat/beanie. GO EARLY!!! We were leaving the park and there was over a mile of cars waiting to get into the park. This hike was magnificent during sunrise!

Tatyana B
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HikingNo shadeRocky

This lookout was amazing! Make sure you bring extra layers, super cold! Hiked this trail last week for sunrise and it was one of the best hikes. Bring a headlight too! The trail at the beginning was easy and paved once you start climbing the mountain it’s mostly rocky but doable. Very cold at the top, bring gloves and hats. I would advise going there for sunrise because there were only a few people on the hike and at the top. Started the hike around 3:30 and made it for the sunrise without having to run or rush. On the way down around 9am there were lots of people hiking up on a Friday morning and the parking lot was packed. Most wearing masks and being courteous. The views are breath taking and try to go on a clear day because the mountain will be glowing, as you can see in my photos.

Frank Brinkmann
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Drew J. Blundell
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HikingGreat!No shade

Beautiful even though it was very socked in with little view at the top. Great moderate hike on the easier side.

Michal Materna
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Lexie Love
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HikingFeeGreat!RockySnow

Great hike, awesome views, only downside id give is that it is heavily trafficked. Otherwise, I had an awesome time!

Elizabeth Blowers
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HikingNo shadeScramble

So many people reminded me why I don’t go into Rainier NP very often. The parking lots and beginnings of the trail were very packed. Trail itself had stunning views the whole way and especially at the top, but you are dodging other people the whole time. Pure sun the whole way so prepare for that. It is very narrow with cliffs for the second half so be weary if that’s not your thing. Some snow at the top but it’s avoidable. Would do again but try on a weeknight with less people.

Sanket Nikam
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Brian Tobias
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Ying bao Love
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Moriah Boldon
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Juls M.
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Matthew Dunn
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siva krishna
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HikingNo shadeRocky

We went on a cloudy day but it was still great hike with awesome views....dress in layers as it can get cold ..would recommend gloves. Not covered hike so recommend sunscreen.

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CJ Yunger
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Kevin Wang
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My favorite hike in Washington state so far! totally blown away by the different terrain and views on this trail. You start out at the meadows filled with wild flowers until you start the Rocky trail overlooking Mt. Rainier. the last mile was a fun hike due to the slight sense of danger and amazing views. My Gf did this hike at sunset and it did not disappoint! it ended up becoming a full moon hike on the way back to our cars. Highly recommend! The mountain views reminded us of our hikes in the Swiss Alps!

Brandon Braaten
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BackpackingGreat!Rocky

July 18th 2020 Hike: Bit late on my review, but here it is! I've hiked this route twice, both in cloudy and clear conditions! It was awesome both times, but way more open landscape and such an awe inspiring amount of view was given to me. You could see for hundreds of miles up there! It was insane! It was a pretty occupied trail though, and I typically don't like that, but the view made everything worth it!

Kirsten Kreutz
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HikingGreat!

I would rate this more easy than moderate and GORGEOUS views the entire way. We hiked for sunrise and it took us about an hour and 15 minutes to get to the top. Absolutely worth the early morning! We even got to see some baby goats along the way! I can’t recommend this enough!!

KeMarrius Dyson
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RunningBugsGreat!Rocky

Had to get up early early for a great sunrise hike last week. Woooorth it imo.

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