This snowshoe route follows a forest road to a lookout building near Mount Rainier.
Start from the Sun Top Sno-park, then walk a short way up Forest Road 73, arriving at a fork in the road. Turn left onto Forest Road 7315 and follow this for about 5.5 miles to the Sun Top lookout.
The road ascends gently in swooping turns before contouring below the east side of Sun Top, then spirals to the lookout. Right near the end, the road crosses the summer trail, but it’s best to stay on the road to the top. This is a road that is popular with skiers, so follow proper trail etiquette and share the trail.