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Silver Forest Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Buckley, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until September.

Length 1.9 mi Elevation gain 200 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No dogs

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Contact
Getting There

Mt. Rainier Entrance Fee

White River Wilderness Information Center Tel. 360.663.2273

From the parks White River entrance on Highway 410, go 14 miles to Sunrise. The trail begins at the south end of the parking area, across from the Sunrise Ranger Station.

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Recordings (43)
Completed (120)
Kat Parsons
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HikingGreat!

Did this hike on a weekday morning after completing Frozen Lake. Got there and we (my 2 year old and I) started the hike around 10:30 and there were very few people on it. The kiddo hiked the first half mile or so then rode in the pack the remainder of the way. The hike was beautiful! A bonkers amount of wild flowers. Definitely worth it, especially if you have small children.

Ashley Williams
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HikingGreat!

We went in the afternoon of a weekday and had no problem with parking at Sunrise. Surprisingly not too heavily trafficked that day, the trail was easy with wild flowers everywhere and amazing views of Mt. Rainier the throughout. It’s an out and back right at 2 miles total. It ended up being a nice warm up for the rest of our day on the mountain.

Samual L.
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Lisa McKerrow
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HikingGreat!

19 Jul 2020- This was by far our least difficult hike we did on our WA trip. It ended up being my favorite hike for the views and wildflowers. We went early and had the whole trail to ourselves!

Autumn Countryman
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Good wildflower views and nice trail for young kids.

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Renee R
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Easy and pretty.

Allison Laxa
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L Adamson
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My oh my! The wildflowers were brilliant and views of the Emmons glacier were magnificent. Trailhead is easy to find at the south end of Sunrise parking lot. Arrive early. There were lots of chipmunks and I saw one bear way up the meadow. Picnic area is convenient, too. Happy to see that the small shop at Sunrise is open, with limited hours and restricted occupancy. Park Rangers are available to answer questions from outdoor kiosks near the Sunrise Visitor Center (which is closed to comply with current mandates).

Erin Hilburn
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Great!

This little hike is great for families with toddlers or that would like to social distance. We went on a packed day, but only passed 3 other small families the whole time we were out there. We accidentally went past the maintained trail because the sign was damaged and missing. Apparently the trail ends where the post is, but there is currently no sign. It's a very, very easy hike but you'll have a delightful view the entire time, the fragrance of wildflowers, and solitude as it won't be crowded. Highly recommend.

Dan M.
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No words...so many wildflowers! Rainier totally hidden the whole time unfortunately. But all kinds of flowers as far as the eye could see in the morning mist

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Catie Bellinger
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Hiking

Beautiful hike and fabulous views! Very little snow and only on the grass and high above. We hiked down to the little lake which was also beautiful. This is a great easy fun hike and has some spectacular views of the mountain

Amanda Priest
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Lauren Pier
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Hiking

Very easy hike that gave wonderful views of the mountain. We also saw a fox during this hike. A wonderful way to end our day.

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Heather R.
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Hiking

Beautiful views and wildflowers. Great for kids 4-8.

Nuno Goncalves
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Hiking

Pretty flat trail, good for families and we beautiful views. Definitely worth it.

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Jason Schumacher
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Hiking

Maybe there will be more wildflowers later. The mountain is always pretty though. An easy hike for the kids.

Alex Buhre
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Hiking

Easy hike, great with small children too!

Dave Webster
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Hiking

Nice. Had a fox follow us for a bit. Great views.

Theresa Johanson
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A nice trail to accommodate non hikers, beautiful veiws all along the trail.

Fay C
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Hiking

We hiked the first ~1.2 miles roundtrip of this trail in late July -- just far enough that, turning around, we could easily take pictures of us with a wonderful unobstructed view of Mt Rainier that included the pretty turquoise lake near White River. The wildflowers were pretty, but no where near as abundant as at Paradise or Lake Tipsoo. The biting insects were voracious; we unfortunately learned that Picardin was ineffective -- DEET is necessary throughout this park.

The Ohh6 Rattler
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Super easy hike, very flat. Worth it for the viewing area.

Tord Nordahl
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Breath taking views! Did this hike with 4 kids age, 1, 3, 5 and 7. They walked it all by themselves. Easy hike.

Brian Eddins
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First to Review

In late August, wildflowers were everywhere on this trail! I found this trail to have good views of Mount Rainier and the wildflowers were amazing. This trail is on the less visited side of the park near Sunrise Point. This trail was one of my favorite short treks of our vacation on Mount Rainier.

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Emmanuel Suarez
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Chad Gregorini
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JennyO S.
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Krista wehrleyk
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Daniel Harrison
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Rani Manoharan
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