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Highly recommended! An AWD or a 4x4 is also recommended due to the 20 mile dirt road you'll travel on to get up to the trail head. I went at sunrise and it was the most beautiful view of Mount Rainier Ive seen so far.

This trail starts off very easy, it's almost flat for most of the trail until the last .9 mile and then it's straight up to the lookout. Worth it, though.

the hike was super easy but bygolly does it take forever to get up that dirt road! speaking of the drive....its a 30min drive up riddled with huge potholes....but don't worry as soon as u enter the road brace yourself and take it slow. but hey, when u see ur end result it's totally worth it! also another useful tidbit- don't bring small children...dangerous

I really liked this hike. Just long enough to get a sweat going and a great reward up at the top. The road in was in great shape. 30mph was pretty comfortable. It was just me, my dog, and a group of 4 when I got to the trailhead on Friday morning around 11. Had lunch and did a little reading at the top and was back down before 2. There were about 7 cars at the bottom by then.

Nice hike although little Smokey on this day limited viewing and not the best for breathing the smoke rolled in on my way there.

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6 days ago

First time in Mount Rainier National Park did not disappoint! The hike in challenging in spots, but so worth it once you get to the top! We even saw deer on the way up, which didn't seemed bothered by us. The view is stunning of Mount Rainier. Glad the weather was good too!

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6 days ago

Combined this one with Tolmie Peak. We hadn't planned on it but totally worth the trip to the falls (about 3 miles RT). Recommend hiking a little up through the boulder field.

We can see why this hike is rated so highly! Unfortunately, we had some residual smoke which limited our visibility of Rainier. The dirt road going up certainly jars your insides for about an hour, but you forget that instantly. It was such an enjoyable hike that you don't realize how much ground you cover in a short period of time. We combined this with Spray Falls. Recommend as a must for Rainier NP.

hiking
8 days ago

A super interactive and non boring trail but it was a lot harder after you hit the Lake toward the top. There are lots of people along the trail as well so if you need to hike alone you don't feel unsafe

Hello hikers, am hoping to Sunrise RIm Trail Loop this Oct.
In need of information:
1. Is trail marking visibly available?
2. Solo female hiker, ok?
3. Can sedan or require SUV car to trailhead?
Appreciate much with all the advice I can get.

I did this trail with my oldest daughter two weeks ago for the first time. This is now my favorite overall hike, it's just the right blend of gain, distance, and overall beauty. The gravel road to the trailhead sucks but the view from the top of Spray Park makes it completely worthwhile. There are also an abundance of low bush blueberries/huckleberries that are sweet and satisfying as a reward for the climb.

I would say moderate is a good judgment for those who are considering this without a ton of hiking background, like me! Actually pretty short but some good uphill parts. Plan to spend time at the peak, bring lunch and take in the views.
Very happy with my first Mt Rainier trail choice!

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