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Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail

Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
Description: 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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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

This trail offers some great views of Mt Rainer! It gets windy up here so dress in layers and have a hood or cap.

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Washington, the State
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146 reviews 146 reviews
48 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Great spot for lunch (bring your bug spray!), and to catch your breath. THE mountain is so close - you can reach out and touch it - almost. Great hike for the whole family - cool off at frozen lake before.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Washington State in itself is beautiful, but rising above the gorgeous trees, cattle, cities and all the other places and sites to see, is Mt.Raineer.On a clear day, which is a rarity Mt.Raineer stands above it all. It is so different than the Rockies, or the mountains of Vermont, Heavenly Valley in Lake Tahoe, or any of the other mountains... More

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Graham, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Great hike for a fantastic view of Mt. Rainier. The view from the lookout will let you see north to Canada and West to the Olympics. Don't forget your bug spray!

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shrewsbury, MA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We were fortunate to visit Mount Rainier on a clear day and decided to drive up to Sunrise, rather than Paradise, to avoid some of the crowds. The Sunrise Ridge Trail was perfect for a family hike and picnic.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

If you have a half a day I would highly recommend this hike. Most of the glaciers on the eastern and northern slopes of Mount Rainier can be seen. It si somewhat windy towards the Firetower so carry some jackets even in summer. Some portions of the trail are very narrow but still safe. Would recommend the Sunrise ridge trail... More

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Macclenny, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Well worth your time and money. The Alta Vista trail is less challenging with wonderful views. I hiked up to Panorama Point. It was a strenuous hike both up and down.

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Brussels, Belgium
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19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

This hike was strongly recommended by the ranger at the park's entrance. Past the crowds near the visitor center we enjoyed beautiful views on Mount Rainier and on the Cascade range extending to Mount Baker and the Olympic NP. There were more flowers to see than on the other side at Paradise. We met plenty of helpful volunteer rangers on... More

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Kennewick, Washington
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66 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Generally Sunrise trails are a bit less busy than the Paradise ones, but the season is shorter. Lots of snow until later July. To get to the lookout takes a bit, so you get rid of less serious trekkers. Very nice view.

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Seattle, WA
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88 reviews 88 reviews
28 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Great easy trail. Bring sunscreen and long sleeves. Most of this trail is above tree line. I wouldn't recommend for very young kids as there are steep drop offs. Bring water!

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