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Inter Glacier

Mount Rainier Area > NE - Sunrise/White River
46.9019, -121.6446 Map & Directions
Length
4.6 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
2920 feet
Highest Point
7150 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Moderate/Hard

Sunrise Road and White River Road are closed for the season.

  • Mountain views
  • Established campsites
  • Ridges/passes
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Waterfalls
  • Rivers

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

National Park Pass

The Inter Glacier is part of the standard Mount Rainier climbing route. While it may appear to be just a steep snowfield, it is a glacier with crevasses and other hazards. Glacier travel experience and equipment is required. Continue reading

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Hiking Inter Glacier

The Inter Glacier is part of the standard Mount Rainier climbing route and is used by climbers to get to Camp Curtis, Camp Schurman, or Mount Ruth. The head of the glacier is just below Steamboat Prow and the toe is near Glacier Basin camp.  While it may appear to be just a steep snowfield, it is a living glacier with crevasses and other hazards. Glacier travel experience and equipment is required.

Hike Description Written by
John Soltys, WTA Correspondent

Inter Glacier

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 46.9019, -121.6446 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

Sunrise Road and White River Road are closed for the season.

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

National Park Pass

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, head east on Highway 410 for 43 miles to the White River entrance to the park. Turn right onto Sunrise Road and follow it for five miles, then cross the White River and turn left onto the White River Road. Follow the road to its end at the White River Campground. Follow the Glacier Basin trail from the trailhead at the upper end of the loop in the campground to Glacier Basin camp.

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Trailhead

Mount Rainier Area > NE - Sunrise/White River

Mount Rainier National Park

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Inter Glacier

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