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Sun Top Snowshoe

Mount Rainier Area
47.0683, -121.5930 Map & Directions
11.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
3040 feet
Highest Point
5260 feet
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Sun Top Lookout. Photo by ngie. Full-size image
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This snowshoe route follows a forest road to a lookout building near Mount Rainier. Continue reading

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Hiking Sun Top Snowshoe

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.

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Sun Top Snowshoe

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.0683, -121.5930 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Sno-Parks Permit

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 drive east on Highway 410 for 24.4 miles, then turn right onto Forest Road 73 for 0.6 mile. At this fork in the road, stay left for another 0.7 mile to the Sun Top sno-park.

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Mount Rainier Area

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District

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