Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail at Mt. Rainier National Park
What can I say about Mt. Rainier National Park that hasn’t been said before? This park has such a special place in my heart and I try to go every chance I get.
“Of all the fire mountains, which like beacons, once blazed along the Pacific Coast, Mount Rainier is the noblest.” – John Muir
Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail details:
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Miles: 5.6 miles, out and back
- Elevation gain: 1,100′
- Heavily trafficked, popular trail
- Takes approximately 3 hours to complete
- Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail is known for goat sightings, especially around late July and August.
Mt. Fremont Loookout Trail:
Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail is clearly marked and easy to follow. The first part of the trail follows a steep hill to a fork in the road – to reach the lookout, go left!
As we slowly gained elevation we found ourselves rewarded by unbelievable 360 degree views and pristine alpine lakes. We continued uphill until we reached a wide rocky ledge that lead us directly to Mt. Fremont Fire Lookout.
Without further ado, here are the photos our day hike to Mt. Fremont Lookout.
We arrived at Sunrise Visitor Center around 10am, parked the car and prepared for the hike. The forecast predicted light showers but we stayed dry as a bone. You might notice how strange the sky looks in the photos – half of it was picture-perfect blue and the other half looked like a looming storm.
I’ve never seen anything like it!
The thing about Mt. Rainier is that she flirts with everyone; I don’t know a single person that can resit her charm! And, as someone that lives a mere 3 hours away, I’m ashamed to admit it took me so long to visit this park.
But now I can’t stay away. Learn from my mistake, folks. Mt. Rainier National Park is so, so special, everyone should see it at least once.