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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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West Palm Beach, Florida
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212 reviews 212 reviews
112 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

On a clear, sunny day, the views at the park are amazing! Several scenic stops are included in the trail which include the mountain, water, wildflowers and the information center. Mt. Rainier should not be missed!

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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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150 reviews 150 reviews
50 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
40 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
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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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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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287 reviews 287 reviews
66 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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