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Eastside Loop

Mount Rainier Area > NE - Sunrise/White River
46.8907, -121.5968 Map & Directions
36.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
7,430 feet
Highest Point
6,800 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty

The road to Sunrise is closed for the season.

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A multi-night backpacking trip around the eastern edge of Mount Rainier National Park. Continue reading

5.00 out of 5

Hiking Eastside Loop

Peaceful meadows, serene lakes and views of the rugged Cowlitz Chimneys are treats for the eyes on this multiday trek.

Start on the Owyhigh Trail, passing Barrier and Buell Peaks to meet up with the Eastside Trail. Turn south and begin passing so many waterfalls, you’ll be glad you brought extra camera batteries.

At Stevens Canyon, turn north through huckleberry-laden forest along the Cowlitz Divide until you meet with the Wonderland. Head north where Indian Bar and Summerland will take your breath away with meadowy beauty.

Hike Description Written by
Tami Asars, WTA Correspondent

Eastside Loop

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 46.8907, -121.5968 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

The road to Sunrise is closed for the season.

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From Enumclaw, follow along SR 410 about 40 miles until you reach the fork with White River Rd/Sunrise Park Rd. Stick slightly right and follow the road some 2.5 miles to a parking around on the right and the Owyhigh Lakes trailhead.

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Mount Rainier Area > NE - Sunrise/White River

Mount Rainier National Park

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