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Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail

Mount Rainier National Park, WA
+1 360-569-2211
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Canadian smoke hindered our views

This is a fairly easy hike, with wife and gradually graded trails at the beginning of the hike. The... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Cindy S
via mobile
Good hike to the fire lookout from visitors centre

A good long hike - don't miss the extra detour to the lakes on the way. Amazing view from the fire... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
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A 5.6-mile trail leading to a look out tower offering views of glaciers, meadows and maybe even a mountain goat.
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  • Average2%
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This is a fairly easy hike, with wife and gradually graded trails at the beginning of the hike. The last mile covers rocky ground. The length of the hike is short with views of the sourdough ridge mountains and the nearby valleys.

Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 22 July 2017

A good long hike - don't miss the extra detour to the lakes on the way. Amazing view from the fire lookout, especially towards the mountain and the opposite direction with endless nature and mountains.

Thank Nielsjespersen
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing mountain, beautiful view. Wish I knew there was lodging there. It looked so pretty and nice. Little cafe with light food. Sandwiches, soup, ice cream chips, coffee, Sosa. Beautiful views everywhere you look. When driving up the mountain you can stop at the viewing...More

Thank Vacationtimexxxx
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I LOVED hiking walking in Mt. Rainier. We started with the "dead horse creek trail" and ended up doing the the skyline/ glacier. My 5yr old loved it and she did awesome (the last mile was hard). It was cold at some part but not...More

Thank Iris M
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Although I had hiked up to Burroughs Mountain (Second Burroughs) several times, this past week a friend and I hiked to the Fremont Lookout, side of the old fire lookout tower. The hike is not difficult, although it does ribbon along a steep slope and...More

Thank ArtemisWA
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is a great hike to get a tremendous sampling of Mount Rainier from the South Side. The Mountain is nicely lit up at sunrise and sunset. The hike itself climbs a bit at first but the levels out towards the Lookout itself. I highly...More

Thank seattlenativemike
Reviewed 1 September 2016

great view from the summit. Largely an open trail that I would avoid on a hot day. Did the round trip in 4 hours including half hour lunch

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This is worth every minute. It's worth traveling to see. Take lots of pictures even though they don't do the beauty of the mountain justice. There's a small eatery onsite where you can purchase a quick lunch. The gift shop is nice too. There are...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 30 August 2016

When you visit Sunrise the hike to the Mt. Fremont lookout is a must. It's around 3 miles, the last section traverses rocky terrain but stick with it; the views from the lookout are amazing! Bring water and a picnic lunch, you won't be disappointed....More

Thank Rhiar23
Reviewed 25 August 2016

One of my favorites and a good chance to see goats looking east from the lookout. You cannot go inside the lookout, it is reserved for park staff and has been decommissioned for fire watch

Thank orclimber
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